Media and democracy chapter(s)…

Jeff Cohen Interview A Call to Media Activism

http://www.jeffcohen.org/docs/interviewactive.html

http://will.illinois.edu/mediamatters/

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/22qxm7kq9780252024481.html

As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
Robert McChesney

Because Hightower’s problem, among other things, is that advertisers would be a lot less interested in his show than in Limbaugh’s, even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying.
Robert McChesney

Because what’s going on now, and this applies mostly to television stations in the largest markets too, but TV stations basically are now the primary receivers of campaign spending.
Robert McChesney

Our existing media system today is the direct result of government laws and subsidies that created it.
Robert McChesney

The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
Robert McChesney

The whole process of getting licenses to broadcast, which took place decades ago, was done behind closed doors by powerful lobbies, and wealthy commercial interests got all the licenses with no public input, no congressional input for that matter.
Robert McChesney

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if you’re on the left in commercial radio is a mile and a half higher than it is if you’re on the right.
Robert McChesney

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