Rethinking the Media Monopoly: Ben Bagdikian Misses the Target

East Bay Express | July 15, 2004
Two decades after publishing "The Media Monopoly," Ben Bagdikian is arguing that the new media monopoly has "played a central role" in pushing the country's politics to the nutty right. The trouble is, he doesn't come close to proving that point.

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