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Distracted from Democracy

  • Aired: 07/12/2013
  • 54:36
  • Rating: NR
In a country as rich as America, why is there so little outcry about the ever-increasing economic divide between the very wealthy and everyone else? Media scholar Marty Kaplan points to our well-fed appetite for media distraction. Later on the show, acclaimed historian Gary May puts the recent Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act into historical perspective.
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What keeps American outcry over economic inequality muted? Weapons of mass distraction.
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