Anyone who claims to care about the interaction between media and democracy can't not read McChesney's latest. -- Victor Navasky
I found it...the most valuable of three good books [about the media] because he takes the beast directly by the throat... -- Molly Ivins
If Thomas Paine were around, he would have written this book. If Paul Revere was here, he would spread the word. -- Bill Moyers
Those who want to know about the relationship of media and democracy must read this book. -- Neil Postman
[A] rich and penetrating study advances considerably his pioneering work. . . . [A] very significant contribution. -- Noam Chomsky
About the Author
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of some two dozen books on media and political economy, including Digital Disconnect, Communication Revolution, and the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy; a co-author, with John Nichols, of Tragedy and Farce; and a co-editor, with Ben Scott, of Our Unfree Press, and, with Victor Pickard, of Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights (all published by The New Press). McChesney and Nichols are also the co-authors of the award-winning Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America. McChesney’s work has been translated into thirty-one languages. He lives in Champaign, Illinois, and Madison, Wisconsin.