Primetime Politics: The Truth about Conservative Lies, Corporate Control, and Television Culture / Edition 1

Primetime Politics: The Truth about Conservative Lies, Corporate Control, and Television Culture / Edition 1

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by Philip Green
     
 

In this work, Green (emeritus, government, Smith College) is deeply critical of an American television system of publicly licensed private monopolies controlling a public good for their own purposes and those of corporate advertisers and calls for its abolition. After first dissecting the myth of television media being controlled by liberals, he documents the damage… See more details below

Overview

In this work, Green (emeritus, government, Smith College) is deeply critical of an American television system of publicly licensed private monopolies controlling a public good for their own purposes and those of corporate advertisers and calls for its abolition. After first dissecting the myth of television media being controlled by liberals, he documents the damage that the television system does to democratic discourse in its production of news and of fictive programs that together falsely frame debates about crime, violence, and other important societal matters. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521070
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Polemics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Green is Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus at Smith College. He is the author and editor of numerous books including Equality and Democracy, Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender in Hollywood, and Retrieving Democracy: In Search of Civil Equality.

Table of Contents

1The system : monopoly and alienation1
2Ideology and propaganda21
3Distractions : the lie about liberals47
4The real world of television77
5Distractions : "sex" and "violence"129
6Matters of taste157
7Conclusion : abolishing the system181

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