The Affairs of Media
According to Noam Chomsky, people end up serving as a money-loving media power, hoping that other countries will pay people as wages to destroy choices and politics. No one doubts the prowess of the media in driving public opinion and even the masses, although the public also knows that it will not be able to sow it. However, people know that the media has succeeded in getting people up and moving, who initially hated war and have become bloodthirsty thanks to what the media presented. The role of the media in the contemporary political arena forces people to question what the world and society want again.
According to him, the first conception explains that a democratic society is a society in which the public has an influential tool in regulating affairs. Another conception of democracy is that the apparatus should prevent the public from controlling such affairs. However, people should note that it is kind of a general concept. He discusses the modern period and a little about how democracy developed. It also discusses why and how issues of media and disinformation slip into the context of democracy.
The State Propaganda
If educated classes support it and there are no deviations, government propaganda will considerably impact. Studies of the media in developing countries emphasize the dominance or hegemony of state power. Most journalism uses the media as a means of state propaganda. It becomes a tool of interest to preserve the ideology of the ruler. In such a case, power holders have a significant interest in using the media as a political tool in achieving its goals. At the end of the day, the public also views the media as pawns of state power.
For example, actors who serve the state, their proximity to state censorship and control, and their understanding of how aspects of the media function at a given point in time, and their tendency to focus too much attention on the state. The media have various and plural characters; one can see how the print media often covers political issues too. As state power weakens around the world, state censorship weakens as well. According to Pharr, the media is a swindler, a city vocabulary he made himself. Fraudsters are active participants in the political process as community builders.
The Architects of Adam Smith’s Policy
People recall Adam Smith’s observations of policy formation in England. At the same time, the policy “chief architects” of merchants and factory owners ensured that the government “served first” the interests of the people. It doesn’t matter how “painful” the effect is on other people, including the British. Far more than that, the “barbaric injustice of the Europeans” that confronted people, especially in India as conquered territory, was Smith’s main concern in the area of European conquest.
He refers specifically to the mercantilist system, but his observations generalize and, as such, stand as one of the few firms and enduring principles for both international relations and domestic affairs. There are interesting cases in which state interests, including long-term strategic and economic interests, trumped short-sighted concerns about the concentration of economic power that largely shape state policy. Cuba and Iran are examples of educational cases.
For Noam Chomsky, media behavior and power frequently display inconsistent politics, hypocrisy, and ambiguous sides. In short, they are deceptive and slippery. Although society can see it as a positive thing, it also has a destructive and detrimental side. Pharr argues that fraudulent media do not represent a particular group, as various interests often trap the media in Southeast Asia. The deception does not come from a lack of loyalty. Nevertheless, it came from their stakeholders’ multiple loyalties, plurality of obligations, and religion. Their diverse stakeholders have both strengths and weaknesses.
Media analysis from the west also tends to see partisan relations in informal and formal relations between political parties and media organizations. In the context of Southeast Asia, the definition is not sufficient. People should understand partisan relations as a whole series of relations between practitioners, parallel to the worlds of politics and the media. Much of the media literature in developing countries emphasizes the hegemony or domination of state power, where journalism uses the media as a means of state propaganda.
Often called “democracy promotion,” the restoration of neoliberal democracy has allowed public marginalization and other means of control. One depiction is the public relations industry’s management of election spectacles in the United States, culminating with Obama and earning the title of “2008’s best marketer.” Business executives stressed that Obama’s was the most remarkable achievement in helping to pioneer the packaging of candidates as consumer brands 30 years ago when they orchestrated the Reagan campaign.
It means ordinary disaster for the poor, small farmers, and workers at home and abroad. One of the reasons for the radical disparity in development between East Asia and Latin America in the last half century is that Latin America does not control flight capital, which often reaches crushing debt levels. They use it regularly as a weapon against the threat of reform and social democracy. On the other hand, during South Korea’s extraordinary growth, the government not only banned capital flight, it could even lead to the death penalty.
The Golden Age of Capitalism
The phrase “the golden age of capitalism” allows it to be challenged. The period could more accurately be referred to as “state capitalism.” The state sector remained a significant factor in innovation and development through various measures, including development and research, assurance, and procurement. In the US version, these policies operate primarily under the protection of the Pentagon along the cutting edge of advanced economies.
The results include satellite, internet, computers, and most of the existing technological revolution. However, it is also more like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced machine tools, civil aircraft, and many others. The vital role of the state in economic development must be remembered when the public hears dire warnings about government interference in the financial system after private management has once again caused it to experience a crisis, now, a very severe crisis, and a crisis that endangers the rich, not just the poor, so the crisis requires special attention.
Legally, intelligent commentary and judicial decisions introduced radical changes in human rights and democracy conceptions. Previously seen as unentitled artificial entities, corporations are given all the rights of people and much more because they are “eternal persons” and “persons” possessing external power and wealth normal. The intellectual background for granting such extraordinary rights to collectivist legal entities lies in the neo-Hegelian doctrines underlie Bolshevism and fascism.
The idea is that organic entities have rights over and above the rights of people. Conservative legal scholars bitterly opposed these innovations, realizing they undermined the traditional notion that rights are innate to individuals and equally undermined market principles. However, new forms of authoritarian rule were instituted, and together with them, the legitimacy of wage labor, which was seen as no better than slavery in mainstream American thought throughout most of the nineteenth century, not only by the rise of the labor movement but also by the figures like Abraham Lincoln.
In the modern era, political leaders communicate a lot with the public through the news media, which they cannot control. According to Noam Chomsky, the power of the media stands between politics and their constituents. Politicians talk to the media, and then the media conveys it to voters. However, paying for advertising can help a presidential candidate get out of such a bind. It does not eliminate the excellent need for attention to the free media. On the one hand, they seek to create activities that promote their campaign agenda and nature. As a result, reporters feel obliged to cover them as news.
On the other hand, they try to avoid situations such as news conferences. It makes it difficult to control what is reported as news. The type of coverage politicians want is also apparent; they want to be associated with their competence, honesty, likability, and popular policies. The degree of ambiguity can increase their appeal to voters who may still feel distant from them. Ambiguity increases turnout at a seemingly attractive party. The facts encourage parties in the two-party system to be as gray as possible in their stance on controversial issues. When the two parties feel it is time not to be ambiguous, each party becomes firm in its stance.
Society discovers that the prevailing economic and political principles are opposed to those stated. Additionally, one may be skeptical of the prediction; the principles are the future wave that will bring history to a happy conclusion. The same confidently stated “end of history” has been made numerous times in the past, always incorrectly. In advanced industrial countries, and frequently elsewhere, the masses’ struggles today may begin at a higher stage. It has greater expectations than in the past.
After all, Noam Chomsky thought that international solidarity could take on new and more constructive forms of politics and media power. Most people, as well, recognize that their common interests can be achieved through collaboration. Skeptics who think these ideas are unrealistic and naive. It only needs to look at what has happened here in the last few years. They have to see what the human spirit can do and how far it can go.
- Chomsky, N. (1997). Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order: Doctrines and Reality. Z Magazine.
- Chomsky, N. (2015). Powers and prospects: Reflections on nature and the social order. Haymarket Books+ ORM.
- Herman, E. S., & Chomsky, N. (2010). Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media. Random House.