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CIA Approved Fox News
CIA Approved Fox News
SLU Digital CollectionStickerkitty has a Posse: Contemporary Street Stickers and Ephemera
TitleCIA Approved Fox News
Title + etc.Illuminati Mind Control
Time SpanNovember 10-11, 2004
Geographic LocationNew York, New York
Dimensions5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Description + etc.Critics of Fox News, such as FAIR (July/August 2001) and Media Matters for America (July 14, 2004), consider the network to be the mouthpiece of conservative values and the Republican Party. --DLA, January 11, 2008.
Pedagogical ApplicationsDr. John M. Collins, assistant professor of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University writes, "The powerful role of the mass media in shaping popular attitudes is undeniable. Media studies scholars refer to the process in terms of "ideology" and the creation of "hegemony" (or what Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman, following Walter Lippmann, call "manufacturing consent"). Media institutions, of course, do not have 100 percent control over anyone's ideas; we always have some room to maneuver even as our ideas are being shaped by our location in a mediated world. At the same time, the case of Fox News--which systematically participated in the Bush administration's disinformation campaign in the months leading up to the launching of the Iraq war--suggests that we should not underestimate the ability of media institutions to shape "reality" when working in combination with governmental and other powerful institutions. In such cases, it may not be inappropriate to speak of a "conspiracy"; the convergence of interests among the institutions is obvious, as is the intent to achieve a particular policy outcome. The use of the phrase "mind control" in this sticker, therefore, is a way of calling attention to the ideological role of the mainstream corporate news media in taking aggressive, militaristic policies and rendering them more "acceptable" in the eyes of the general population. The artist does so through exaggeration ("mind control" instead of "ideology") and humorous allusion to other existing "conspiracy theories" (e.g., "C.I.A. APPROVED, " "LEEHARVEYINC.COM"). [January 23, 2008.]
Acquisition NotesCollected in NYC, November 10-11, 2004
Notes-MiscellaneousFrom Wikipedia, January 12, 2008: [The phrase] "[i]lluminati is often used in reference to a New World Order (NWO). Many conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati, or the "Illuminated ones", are the masterminds behind events that will lead to the establishment of such a New World Order. Confusing the issue further is the fact that there are also several modern fraternal groups which include the word "Illuminati" in their names."
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