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Primetime Politics: The Truth about Conservative Lies, Corporate Control, and Television Culture (Polemics)

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In this insightful new book, media critic Philip Green explores the true nature of television and the effect this TV addiction has on American democracy. He argues that mainstream shows are little more than extended commercials, dominated by advertising interests and designed to be as habit-forming as possible. Programming is controlled by conglomerates afraid of losing market share or upsetting advertisers, leading to television news, dramas, and sitcoms that uphold conservative values at the expense of controversial opinions. The result is a system that stifles debate, isolates viewers, and favors right-wing agendas. To make the system serve a true democracy, Green proposes ending the private monopoly of public airspace and making the television market a true free market.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742521070
Author:
Green, Philip
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Television broadcasting of news
Subject:
Television broadcasting
Subject:
Government - General
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Television and politics -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Series:
Polemics
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
8.76x6.12x.66 in. .72 lbs.

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