Top 10 Quotes by Robert Waterman McChesney

Robert Waterman McChesney

Basically what they're saying is, if you want to be on TV, if you want to be a credible candidate, you've got to buy ads. And if you're not buying ads, you're not a credible candidate, we don't cover you.

Robert Waterman McChesney
Maybe if you and ten of your friends could pool your savings and borrow some money and actually buy some obscure station in Sonoma, and then take some chances and have some fun.
Robert Waterman McChesney

The relationship between the media owner, their relationship isn't strictly with people and audiences. It's also with advertisers, and that's the most relationship in radio; in fact it pays the bills.

Robert Waterman McChesney
If the Internet is worth its salt, it has to help arrest the forces that promote inequality, monopoly, hypercommercialism, corruption, depoliticization and stagnation.
Robert Waterman McChesney

Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.

Robert Waterman McChesney
One survey that I saw that was published I think in Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks says that now the average hour of radio in the United States has 18 minutes of commercials.
Robert Waterman McChesney

Which is supposed to mean they're doing something in their broadcasting they would not do is they were simply out to maximize profit; if they were really public service institutions, not purely profit maximizing institutions.

Robert Waterman McChesney
The public gets not one penny from them in return for those airwaves.
Robert Waterman McChesney

In the United States, both the upper levels of the Republican and Democratic Parties are in the pay of the corporate media and communication giants.

Robert Waterman McChesney
But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating.