Mark Crispin Miller is a media critic and professor of media studies at New York University. His books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV and The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations of a National Disorder. In the following viewpoint he argues that the growing control of the mass media—including television networks, radio stations, movie studios, and book and newspaper publishers—by a handful of large multinational corporations is a harmful development in American society. The interests of the public (especially poorer and workingclass Americans) in political debate and...
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