Constructing public opinion [videorecording] : how politicians and the media misrepresent the public / Media Education Foundation ; director, Susan Ericsson ; executive producer, Sut Jhally.
- Other Title:
- How politicians and the media misrepresent the public [videorecording]
- Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, 2002.
1 videodisc (31 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Lewis, Justin -- Film adaptations.
Public opinion -- United States.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Mass media -- United States -- Influence.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- In English with optional subtitles in English.
- System Details:
- The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling data are themselves used by media to not just reflect what Americans think but instead to construct public opinion itself. Addressing issues such as the role the media play in "manufacturing consent" for political elites, what polls really tell us about public opinion, and what Americans actually think about politics, the program provides a new way to think about the relationship between politics, media and the public.
The phantom liberal
- Presenter, Justin Lewis.
- Editor, Susan Ericsson ; graphics, Kara Gregson-Goodhind ; camera, Susan Ericsson, Kelly Garner ; research, Rachel Frisius-Henderson ; title music, "Testify" by Rage Against the Machine.
- Originally produced in 2001.
Based on Justin Lewis's book Constructing public opinion, Columbia University Press, 2001.
Special features: Previews (112 min.); About MEF [text feature].
- Ericsson, Susan. , Director
Jhally, Sut. , Producer
Lewis, Justin, 1958- , Host
Lewis, Justin, 1958- , Author
Rage Against the Machine (Musical group) , Composer
Media Education Foundation. , Producer, Distributor
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