The term Media Manipulation is a well known concept in the 21st century. The basic idea is to expose the large conspiracy carried out by the manipulators and reveal to the world how much of what they thought was true is in essence an intricate web of lies directed at a inculcating a specific thought process. The whole concept, as researched by Noam Chomsky and Ben Bagdikian, is to abolish the myth that democratic countries have a free media, that a privately owned media enterprise is not a politically impartial media network and how the diversity of media ownership has discreetly narrowed down to a few hands.According to Chomsky, Media manipulation was actively carried out in 1916 by Woodrow Wilson to turn the complacent masses of the United States to war hungry civilians during the Second World War. The large scale propaganda launched during his administration was successful enough for the US to justify entering the World War with a resounding majority supporting the decision, where as just a few months earlier they had considered American involvement in the European based war quite unnecessary. In one quick campaign, the population was put under an eminent communist scare and destroyed trade union and freedom of press. This successful campaign was the start of blatant manipulation that got full support of the independent US media.US media today is the pinnacle of manipulative schemes carried out by governments wishing to curb the information being transmitted across the civilian masses. In a research carried out by Bagdikian in 1997, pointed out that if media products such as news papers, magazines, book publishers, and radio and television stations were owned by separate individuals, there would be a total of 25000 owners. Such a vast spread of media proves the importance this kind of information distribution network holds. To learn that 25000 sources of media are bent on exalting a specific ideology across the globe for the interests of a few elitist or political individuals is indeed a huge breach of freedom as advocated by democracy. Such a large scale infringement of rights is happening amongst us is not a hard phenomenon to prove. In fact, there are large databases that are hidden from the public, but available to us now which openly declare the manipulation of the independent media in everyday life.
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