1996-01-31 - Re: The FV Problem = A Press Problem

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From: tbyfield@panix.com (t byfield)
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From: tbyfield@panix.com (t byfield)
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 01:56:01 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: The FV Problem = A Press Problem
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At 1:28 PM 1/30/96, Timothy C. May wrote:

>>I'd say _all_ news, not just software news, is P.R. controlled, these days.
>>You can largely hold Edward L. Bernays, the "father of public relations"
>>(who just died last year) responsible for that--or the societal conditions
>>that allowed Bernays to do his thing.  Bernays developed expertise in
>>"engineering of consent" turned the news into a commercialized and
>Interesting term, similar to Chomsky's "Manufacturing Consent" (which
>obviously must've come later...).

        Chomsky took the phrase from a book by Walter Lippman, published I
think in 1922; the book's name escapes me now.