Paul Jay, founder and Senior Editor of The Real News Network interviews Robert McChesney, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois - on Corporate media that is making millions from political ads, then covering the ad driven horse race as news.
Starting at 13:35 of the video interview (embedded below):
MCCHESNEY: You look at a country like Spain, which had probably the largest protest in the world last fall, where the country's literally in a depression and it's like the 1930s in North America, and, you know, I think young people in that country, all people were actually saying, we've done nothing wrong, we played by the rules. How come we have an economy now that can't employ half of the people who are young people and a quarter of the people who want to have jobs? You know, rather than have the people of our country suffer, let's change our system so we can actually have a credible community and a credible economy. And I think that logic that the economy is there to serve the people, the people aren't there to be plugged into some crazy economy that doesn't work, is growing everywhere, 'cause it makes perfect sense and it's long overdue.
"Robert McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. His books include, The Political Economy of Media and The Problem of the Media."
Via The Real News Network Transcrpt, "U.S. Electoral System Wallowing in a Sea of Money, Idiocy, and Corruption" - http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8215
At Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3hxMg_GYBo
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