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The author chooses to overly complicate every single point he makes. ( Not that he makes very good points). This is overblown, self-important, pseudo-intellectual prattle. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by TWG
While reading this book, I had the feeling that the author was making his observations from the perspective of an overgrown teenager, home from school around 3 pm and making... Read morePublished on March 29, 2004 by JackOfMostTrades
As a fan of Gitlin, I was hoping that he'd give me the bottom line - his bottom line - on the air we breathe today, the same way that brave souls such as Lasch, Marcuse, and Bell... Read morePublished on March 5, 2004 by Gigi
FYI - before you take in the reveiws below, know that Gitlin is considered advanced reading, and a standard among graduate level coursework in mass media, culture and politics. Read morePublished on February 8, 2004
This book tries to be to academic in its nature and is void of a head-on critique of how the media negatively affects us with constant agitation, violence and sales scams. Read morePublished on November 29, 2003 by OT
You read a lot about sex and violence in media and how our society is threatened by our casual acceptance of skin and death. Read morePublished on October 20, 2003 by Jeffery A. Lewis
I couldn't resist that: a commercial jingle I remember from over 40 years ago, something driven into me by the early overdose of media. Read morePublished on February 16, 2003 by Amazon Customer
I live on the side of an active volcano in Hawaii and once a week a shipment of books arrives, and I can't keep up with it all and usually skim most of the muck, but I kept diving... Read morePublished on December 28, 2002 by bhangonoveloctresidom
Todd Gitlin's latest offers a balanced dialectical view of TV and its dangers, real and imagined. This is one of several books that offer a needed corrective to Bernard Goldberg's... Read morePublished on November 19, 2002 by Bill Corporandy