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Pbs’s Friday Night Leftist Lights

I’ve been warned that PBS’s “Now” with David Brancaccio will be throwing more hard-left carpaccio tonight. “Media reform” is the topic. Will a conservative appear? No, but Robert McChesney will, a raving anti-capitalist professor from Monthly Review, oh, and the University of Illinois. Even on the PBS web page he’s comparing commercial broadcasting to “carpet bombing.” In his book “Capitalism and the Information Age,” he writes hopefully about how left-wing media groups are educating the public about the perils of commercialism, and cites “reformers” around the world, including: “Progressive social movements like the Zapatistas make the dismantlement of the global commercial media system a priority in their programs.”

Also note this is not Big Marxist Mac’s first appearance on the “Now” show, which makes you think that Bill Moyers could still be running this show the way he thinks Cheney runs the White House.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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