A study of the degree to which the media and the U.S. administration work together to manufacture consent with special emphasis on The New York Times’ complicity.
Successful management of the media is a key element of politics today. This paper assesses the manner, and extent to which, the US administration and the media cooperate to manufacture consent. It highlights the extent to which The New York Times merely restates the administration’s position and relies principally on administration sources. The influence outside of the US, in Canada, is also briefly examined.