Elections: Fooled Again

WED, FEB 7, 2007 (1:20:19)

Mark Crispin Miller discusses stealing elections. Why are the elections of 2002 and 2004 a harbinger of the future? What happened in 2006 and what can we learn from that experience? Think the 2006 elections are old news? Think the pendulum is swinging back toward the center and we don’t have to worry about a repeat of Florida 2000 or Ohio 2004? Think again, says Mark Crispin Miller, author of the highly acclaimed study of the 2004 elections Fooled Again. Control of the House and the Senate did change last November, but the margins were slim enough to call the fairness of the election process into question. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

+ BIO: Mark Crispin Miller

Research interests include: modern propaganda, history and tactics of advertising, American film, and media ownership. Books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV; Seeing Through Movies, ed.; Mad Scientists: The Secret History of Modern Propaganda; Spectacle: Operation Desert Storm and the Triumph of Illusion; and The Bush Dyslexicon. His newest book is Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order.

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