6. Political Freedom Part 1: The Trouble with Mass Media

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Summary of the chapter

Overview

Design Characteristics of A communications Platform For a Liberal Public Platform or a Liberal Public Sphere

The Emergence of the Commercial Mass-Media Platform for the Public Sphere

Basic Critiques of Mass Media

Mass Media as a Platform for the Public Sphere

Media Concentration: The Power of Ownership and Money

Commercialism, Journalism, and Political Inertness

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