In an era when traditional journalism is collapsing and all limits on campaign spending have been removed by the courts, spin is becoming more powerful and permanent than ever before.
In their new book, "Dollarocracy," media experts John Nichols and Bob McChesney reveal for the first time that an eye-popping $10 billion was spent in the 2012 election. Even more importantly, they reveal that the machinery of the campaign cycle is now permanent. Even when elections aren't being held, the Dollarocracy is trumping democracy.
How? Via the most sophisticated and extensive public relations complex in the history of the world.
Nichols and McChesney reveal that in 1980 there was one PR person for every working journalist. Today there are four. American policymaking is being overwhelmed by campaign cash and corporate spin.
Nichols and McChesney provide us with a powerful new tool for identifying the crisis of our democracy and the strategies to respond to it.
Because the authors recognize the value of the CMD's work, highlighted in the book, we are making a special early edition available to CMD supporters for $50.00. The book will be out later this summer.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: "With this book, John Nichols and Bob McChesney invite Americans to examine the challenges facing America in new ways, and to fully recognize the threat that the combination of big money and big media poses to the promise of self-government. They paint a daunting picture, rich in detail based on intense reporting and groundbreaking research. But they do not offer us a pessimistic take. Rather, they call us, as Tom Paine did more than two centuries ago, to turn knowledge into power."
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