1. Marty Kaplan on Big Money’s Effect on Big Media: The Norman Lear Center’s Marty Kaplan says taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy (43:05).
Big Money, Big Media, Big TroubleApril 27, 2012
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. 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 and shocking modern-day McCarthyism. Wasn’t this lesson already learned?