Politics and Government
Robert McChesney on The Campbell Conversations
Robert McChesney is a well-known communications professor at the University of Illinois. His most recent book, co-authored with John Nichols, is Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. In this conversation with host Grant Reeher, McChesney describes how money’s role in politics has changed in recent years, why the problem posed by money’s effects on politics runs so deep, and the commercial media’s vested interest in keeping the campaign finance spigot as open as possible.