I had this sitting on my hard-drive and noticed this excellent interview had not been uploaded here.. so here you go. This is the interview with that classic moment where, among other things, Andrew Marr grills Chomsky on his theory of the propaganda model of the media and has the following exchange with Chomsky: Marr: How can you know that I'm self-censoring? How can you know that journalists are... Chomsky: I don't say you're self-censoring - I'm sure you believe everything you're saying; but what I'm saying is, if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sitting where you're sitting. Transcript: http://www.zmag.org/Chomsky/interviews/9602-big-idea.html And long live Chomsky. The man is getting old.. who knows how many more years he has. The man is still going strong at 74 or something. To all those propagandists and right-wing, jingoistic Americans who ridicule and sneer at his ideas just because they would rather believe in comforting lies and fairy-tale motivations about their country and its foreign policy, can anyone really doubt the validity of Chomsky's ideas after these last few years that have blatantly featured the naked display of media and state propaganda, American imperialism and aggression, and the torture-advocating hypocrisy, venality and corruption of the US government that belie almost every supposed core belief in American democratic values and "noble intentions" and the standard doctrine of "good and evil" and "freedom and democracy" that the US government and media peddles to the American public and to the world? Too bad Chomsky has been completely shut out of American mainstream media and political discourse all these years.. because if more Americans had paid attention to his fierce and lone dissenting voice, the US might not be in the venal and corrupt state it is today and would not be stuck in a quagmire of a war sold on blatant lies and propaganda that has more to do with empire, oil, and lust for power than it has anything to do with "The Global War on Terror" (tm). ----- Thanks to Eireaaron for uploading this originally. Duration: 30:17 Data Size: 346.90 MB Bit Rate: 1.60 Mbps Video: DivX 5.0, 640 ?480, 25 fps Audio: MPEG Layer-3 Audio stereo, 44.1 kHz First aired on BBC2 in 1996. Andrew Marr, Reporter/Political Editor BBC, interviews Noam Chomsky about media manipulation and propaganda techniques. This is a VHS rip. The audio hisses a bit but with a few tweaks of an EQ its not noticable. The video is average at best but still pretty good.
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