D.3.1 How does the structure of the media affect its content?
D.3.2 What is the effect of advertising on the mass media?
D.3.3 Why do the media rely on government and business "experts" for information?
D.3.4 How is "flak" used as a means of disciplining the media?
D.3.5 Why is "anticommunism" used as control mechanism?
D.3.6 Isn't the "propaganda model" a conspiracy theory?
D.3.7 Isn't the model contradicted by the media reporting government and business failures?
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