Robert McChesney Quotes

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"This White House has a knack for evading prosecution. The only way for justice to be served is for thousands to stand up and demand that charges stick against an administration that has set aside more than a quarter billion dollars to push propaganda on the public." Robert McChesney
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"As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society." Robert McChesney
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"It's clear that there is a highly corrupt relationship between some journalists and those in positions of power, ... This indictment shows the corrupt nature of the press system and its linkage to power." Robert McChesney
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"They've had plenty of opportunities to hit it out of the park," Robert McChesney
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"A far more sensible policy in this country, in my view, this wouldn't require a political revolution. It should be simply one station per owner." Robert McChesney
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"Also, the commercial media in a superior position, really, to any other corporate lobby, because where would people hear about commercial media or corporate media criticism, where would they hear criticism of them other than in the commercial media?" Robert McChesney
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"And they've got to be held accountable; our broadcasting system has to be made accountable; and unless it is, it's going to be very hard to change anything else for the better in this country." Robert McChesney
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"And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for example for cell phone operators, they have to pay for the airwaves they use, for their services." Robert McChesney
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"Basically what they're saying is, if you want to be on TV, if you want to be a credible candidate, you've got to buy ads. And if you're not buying ads, you're not a credible candidate, we don't cover you." Robert McChesney
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"Because Hightower's problem, among other things, is that advertisers would be a lot less interested in his show than in Limbaugh's, even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying." Robert McChesney
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"Because what's going on now, and this applies mostly to television stations in the largest markets too, but TV stations basically are now the primary receivers of campaign spending." Robert McChesney
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American Critic   

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"But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating." Robert McChesney
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"If you look at the history of broadcasting, what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association whose mission is to protect the interests of the commercial broadcasters." Robert McChesney
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"If you're running for reelection in the House of Representatives race, you know, it's very important to you that you be on fairly good terms with the local affiliates in the largest market in your area. I mean you don't want to antagonize them." Robert McChesney
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"Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written." Robert McChesney
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"Maybe if you and ten of your friends could pool your savings and borrow some money and actually buy some obscure station in Sonoma, and then take some chances and have some fun." Robert McChesney
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"One side, profits go up, they own more and more, but the diversity, interest, creativity and quality of the programming goes way down." Robert McChesney
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"One survey that I saw that was published I think in Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks says that now the average hour of radio in the United States has 18 minutes of commercials." Robert McChesney
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"Our existing media system today is the direct result of government laws and subsidies that created it." Robert McChesney
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"So it's a much more difficult issue to organize around, because you can't get media at all to make your case. And that's where cases tend to be made politically." Robert McChesney
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"So that what you tend to see is someone like a Rush Limbaugh, he's the classic case because he's the most successful, he didn't sort of like come out of his mother's womb with the highest ratings in the country." Robert McChesney
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