The publisher's blurb for McChesney's book says that he "argues that the media have become a significant anti-democratic force in the United States, and, to varying degrees, worldwide. He addresses the corporate media explosion and the corresponding implosion of public life that characterizes our times. Challenging the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information `choices' is ipso facto a democratic one, McChesney argues that the major beneficiaries of the so-called Information Age are wealthy investors, advertisers, and a handful of enormous media, computer, and telecommunications corporations. This concentrated corporate control, McChesney maintains, is disastrous for any notion of participatory democracy."
The publisher includes encomia from Bagdikian, Chomsky, Hightower, Nader, Zinn, the aforementioned Schechter, et al.
--C. G. Estabrook