Our Revolution - Corporate Media and the Threat to our Democracy Summary & Analysis

Bernie Sanders
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Sanders argues in this chapter that America’s corporate media system is filled with conflicts of interest. He explains the prevalence of corporate media in American’s everyday lives; media has a massive say in which products consumers buy, which advertisements they see, and which national issues they are encouraged to think about. Sanders believes this concentration of the sources of information poses a threat to American democracy, in the sense that there is no coverage of major issues such as climate change, poverty, or income inequality on the mainstream media. The problems that haunt everyday citizens are of no interest to the corporate media.

He claims to have learned the true scope of corporate media control through his experiences on the campaign trail. He lists various instances where he held meaningful discussions with concerned citizens about...

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