In fractured media, the word is the common fact

28 August 2008

M.J. Akbar in The Gazette, Montreal:

“Mass media take a superpower’s monologue into millions of homes. We think of mass media as a fractured range: oratory, print, radio, television, Internet. There is one common fact to this range, the word. The medium may be diverse but manipulation of the message is through the massage of words, and the disorientation between text and context. That is the key to mind-management.”

Read the full article: An axis of equals

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