Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of culture and communications at New
York University. His latest book is Fooled Again: How the Right Stole
the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We
Stop Them) (Basic).
The press that once went hoarse over Monica Lewinsky's dress is largely
silent over the Bush regime's vast abuses of power.
The Federal Communications Commission is presently conducting an inquiry--a "rulemaking"--to determine whether to relax, or even to eliminate, the remaining few regulations that limit how many me
The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.
As we survey the cultural landscape after the atrocities of September 11, we ought to note the special danger posed to free expression by media concentration.