Bill Moyers: Big Money + Big Media = a "Disney World" of Democracy

Last night was an encore presetation of the Moyers & Company show "Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble." Via the show's website:

Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, director of USC’s Norman Lear Center and an entertainment industry veteran. In this encore broadcast, Bill Moyers talks with Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system.

Later on the show, Bill talks about Florida Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and shocking modern-day McCarthyism. Wasn’t this lesson already learned?

Watch the full show below.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at June 9, 2012, 4:51am

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