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In 1988 Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published their influential work, "Manufacturing Consent." 
One of the book's features was the introduction of the 'propaganda model,' the Herman/Chomsky analysis 
of how powerful institutions shape news reporting to serve their interests.
In this Project Censored Show, media scholar Rob Williams suggests how the propaganda model 
can be adapted and updated to address modern online media.
 
Notes:
 
This is a rebroadcast of the Project Censored Show of February 19, 2018.
 
Rob Williams teaches at the University of Vermont, and also works with the Action Coalition for Media Education
and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. His print article on updating the Herman/Chomsky propaganda model 
can be found at:
 

and at:
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9/11 activists Jenna Orkin and Jon Gold are Mickey's guests for the hour. Rather than considering who the perpetrators might've been,
the guests discuss the public health disaster that followed the attacks, when thousands of emergency workers and area residents
became ill from the toxins spread by the fires and collapse of the World Trade Center. Jon Gold also calls out some of the lies
told by politicians (both federal and local) about 9/11, as well as the failures of the 9/11 Commission.

Notes:

Jenna Orkin has written four books, the most recent being "Ground Zero Wars." She focuses on the public health impacts
of the 9/11 disaster. At the time of the attacks, her son attended high school four blocks from the WTC.

Jon Gold has been investigating 9/11 for over ten years. His latest work is "We Were Lied To About 9/11," a digital collection
of transcripts from interviews with journalists, whistleblowers, peace activists, relatives of victims, and others who've worked
to uncover the story.

Web sites mentioned on this week's show:
www.wewereliedtoabout911.com
www.wtceo.org
www.declassify911.org
www.historycommons.org

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Longtime investigative reporter Peter Byrne shares what he learned from numerous interviews with academic and military analysts 
involved in the “war on terror,” and why they told him that the war must end. Byrne explains what he's learned about 
why people become terrorists, and he also shares his research into another topic, the roots of white-nationalist ideology in the U.S.

 
Notes:
Peter Byrne is an award-winning investigative reporter who's probed complex scientific, financial, and social issues. The topics on this week's 
Project Censored show are drawn from two articles Byrne wrote for the New Scientist magazine.
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On this week's program, we hear a recent speech by author and peace organizer Medea Benjamin.
She discusses her newly-published book "Inside Iran," and explains why the anti-Iran words and actions
of the Trump administration will actually strengthen the hand of hardliners in Iran, making reform more difficult.
 

Notes:
 
Medea Benjamin helped found the fair-trade organization Global Exchange,
and the womens' peace group Code Pink. Her previous books include
"Kingdom of the Unjust" and "Drone Warfare." She spoke at the Hillside Club 
in Berkeley, California on June 7, 2018.
 
 
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Author and public intellectual Henry Giroux returns to the program to discuss his newest book, 
"American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Facism." Among his observations, he explains 
why the rise of Donald Trump was not an aberration, but the outcome of forces that have 
been at work for decades. 
 
Notes:
 
Henry Giroux is a world-renowned educator, author, and public intellectual. He teaches at 
McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. His most recent books include The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, Disposable Futures, and America’s Addiction to Terrorism.
 
 
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Audrena Redmond of Beautiful Struggle joins the program to discuss social and political issues in the African-American community. 
Next, a conversation with Jessica Forrester about radio broadcasting for young people.
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Video and internet journalist Abby Martin makes a return visit to the program, and speaks with Mickey about how corporate media obfuscates the truth to serve U.S. power and its allies, in Palestine, Yemen, Venezuela and elsewhere. In the second half of the show, Chase Palmieri of Tribeworthy.com revisits the program, following a recent remark from celebrity entrepreneur Elon Musk that there ought to be a way for the public to rate the work of journalists. Palmieri explains how Tribeworthy.com does exactly that, and summarizes how to use it.
Abby Martin hosts "The Empire Files" on Telesur TV, and is the founder of Mediaroots.org.  Chase Palmieri is cofounder of Tribeworthy.com; his background in the restaurant business inspired him to create a site where readers can evaluate news articles, in the same way as Yelp.com offers a place for restaurant ratings.
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Discussions on the corporate media's depiction of Russia, a new documentary about 'fake news,' and rising voter discontent.
 
the Project Censored Show:

 

Hosts: Nolan Higdon, Nicholas Baham III, Desiree McSwain
Producer: Mitch Scorza
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For the first half of the show, Mickey's guests are Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib, co-authors of the new book Verax ('truth-teller'). 
A nonfiction graphic 'novel,' Verax examines the US electronic-surveillance programs, and the whistleblowers who exposed them.
Then, in the wake of the latest sexual-harassment scandals in Hollywood, media scholar Julie Frechette joins the program for a discussion of 
the #MeToo campaign and how corporate media portrays issues of sexual harassment and violence, within and beyond the entertainment industry. 

Pratap Chatterjee is Executive Director of Corp Watch, and a veteran investigative journalist. His books include Halliburton's Army and Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation.
Khalil Bendib is a political cartoonist and radio journalist.
Julie Frechette is Professor of Communication at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, and also co-president of the Action Coalition for Media Education.

Web sites mentioned on this week's program:
www.veraxcomic.net
www.corpwatch.org
www.bendib.com
www.acmesmartmediaeducation.net
www.juliefrechette.com  

 
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Susan Rahman hosts the first half of the show, and speaks with three students researching the history of Palestine, 
and the brutality of today's Israeli occupation. Then Mickey Huff interviews Heidi Kramer, whose new book -- 
"Media Monsters" -- documents the unprecedented levels of violence in modern children's media, including movies, 
TV and video games.
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