Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Media Malpractice in Presidential Race

Newsbud Interview:  Peter B. Collins presents Prof. Robert W. McChesney

The FCC used to require radio and TV stations to provide equal time to political opponents, a standard that was jettisoned as Trump was given far more coverage than any others. We also discuss the future of Fox News after the scandal that exiled its brainchild, Roger Ailes, and how the Fox “virus” has infected its competitors.  And we talk about billionaires who are promoting the idea of more capitalism and less democracy, a theme in McChesney’s latest book.

*Robert W. McChseney is professor of communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  His most recent book, co-authored with John Nichols, is People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.

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  1. VoiceOf Arabi says:

    Yeessssss… You are on a roll Peter… This is the second very good interview.

    Prof. Robert W. McChesney, It is great and reassuring to hear your professional, honest, and direct views and opinions. it is rare now a days to see someone in your position speak the truth without worrying about how it will impact them $$$.

    So, the way i see it is.. American Citizens have to fix 3 major problems to stop America being the second Soviet Union.

    1- Main Stream Media – AKA the Press.. that’s broken… I think North Korean News has similar credibility as USA MSM.

    2- Entertainment industry – AKA Hollywood… that industry is focused on increasing the number of religious, superstitious, super natural, defeatist nations.. instead of creating balanced people.

    3- Education industry – currently they are focused or producing Doctors and Engineers to fill a job (that a robot will be able to replace sooner or later), than graduating knowledgeable thinkers who understand the world, history and can elevate human kind. (of course, we need Doctors and Engineers who understand the world.. not one or the other)

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