n“The large bureaucracies of the powerful subsidize the mass media, and gain
special access by their contribution to reducing
the media’s cost of acquiring the raw
materials of, and producing news”.
nNon-routine sources must struggle for access, and may be ignored by the
arbitrary decision of the gatekeepers”.
n“Critical sources may be avoided not only because of their lesser
availability and higher cost of establishing
credibility, but also because the primary sources may be offended
and may even threaten the media using them”.
nFrom Edward Herman and Noam
Chomsky (1988). Manufactoring