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WGBH Forum Network; Elections: Fooled Again

02/07/2007

Elections: Fooled Again Mark Crispin Miller, media critic, professor, NYU 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. Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at New York University and a well known public intellectual. His articles on popular culture have appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Nation and The New York Times. He is the author of two previous books, The Bush Dyslexicon and Cruel and Unusual: Bush-Cheney's New World Order. A frequent television commentator, Miller has appeared on Frontline, The PBS Newshour, The O'Reilly Factor and Bill Moyers' The Public Mind. He is a regular guest on Air America's Morning Edition and The Al Franken Show. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.


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Elections: Fooled Again
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3344

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ELECTIONS: FOOLED AGAIN MARK CRISPIN MILLER, MEDIA CRITIC, PROFESSOR, NYU

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.

MARK CRISPIN MILLER IS A PROFESSOR OF MEDIA STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND A WELL KNOWN PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL. HIS ARTICLES ON POPULAR CULTURE HAVE APPEARED IN NUMEROUS JOURNALS AND NEWSPAPERS, INCLUDING THE NATION AND THE NEW YORK TIMES. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF TWO PREVIOUS BOOKS, THE BUSH DYSLEXICON AND CRUEL AND UNUSUAL: BUSH-CHENEY'S NEW WORLD ORDER. A FREQUENT TELEVISION COMMENTATOR, MILLER HAS APPEARED ON FRONTLINE, THE PBS NEWSHOUR, THE O'REILLY FACTOR AND BILL MOYERS' THE PUBLIC MIND. HE IS A REGULAR GUEST ON AIR AMERICA'S MORNING EDITION AND THE AL FRANKEN SHOW.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION FOR THE HUMANITIES.

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