Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Communication Politics in Dubious Times

Book - 2015
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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney's magnum opus. Called 'a rich, penetrating study' by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. McChesney lays out his vision for what a truly democratic society might look like, offering compelling suggestions for how the media can be reformed as part of a broader program of democratic renewal. This new edition includes a major new preface by McChesney.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781565849754
Branch Call Number: 302.2309 MCC
Characteristics: lix,434 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 11, 2016

Finally, Mr. McChesney has come around to my [and many thousands of others] way of thinking! BRAVO!
All the so-called news networks are running with the same meme, the same agenda these past few weeks, whether NPR, CBS, Wall Street Journal News, et cetera: smear Bernie and also Trump [had to go read his speeches to see he was saying the same thing Bernie has been], for glib thinking [actually, sound economic nationalism for a change!] and the newsy floozies claim that it is all so mysterious as to the underlying reasons for flat wages in America, while real estate and other prices are zooming upwards!
[Takes all of one minute to explain: the elites have globalized employment, meaning limitless applicants for a shrinking jobs base; globalized the real estate market meaning almost limitless home buyers, et cetera! [In King County, where Seattle is located, over 50 percent of houses going for over $500,000 are bought by mainland Chinese! And remember, the Koch brothers finance 93 percent of WGBH Educational Foundation which owns PRI {content provider for NPR} PBS and Frontline!]
[Sidebar: In Sweden and throughout Scandinavia, the press has savagely attacked WikiLeaks and WikiLeaks' Julian Assange - - yet the press which is primarily owned by the Bonnier family [Scandinavia's Rupert Murdoch types] first approached Assange for exclusive rights?!?!?!]

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