Mediagrouch Book is finaly available!
My new book, a collection of essays (re-written) from this blog, is now out! It is called "A Confederacy of Whores: Media and Politics in George W. Bush's America" and can be found on amazon.com. Below is the press release:
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Brooklyn Publisher Vox Pop Releases New Media Critique
Brooklyn, NY, June 24, 2008
Vox Pop, the alternative coffee house, bookstore, performance space, and publisher that serves as the community anchor for the up and coming Cortelyou Road section of Flatbush, Brooklyn, has just released a new book of media criticism by local author and Vox Pop VP Michael Cramer titled A Confederacy of Whores: Media and Politics in George W. Bush’s America.
A collection of essays most of which were taken from Dr. Cramer’s blog Mediagrouch (www.mediagrouch.blogspot.com) the book is a sometimes funny, sometimes angry look at the state of media in the United States. While mostly political, some of the essays also take on films, television, NASCAR, pro-wrestling, and animal rights. But the main focus of the book is the Gordian knot created by the inter-relationship of media and politics in today’s postmodern America.
Vox Pop is a community activist coffee house located at 1022 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn New York, where the Flatbush, Kensington, and Ditmas Park neighborhoods come together. Founded by media activist Sander Hicks in 2004, Vox Pop is a 21st century version of the bohemian coffeehouse, where poets, activists, musicians, and people of all stripes meet to share ideas.
Michael Cramer is the Vice President of Media Services at Vox Pop. He teaches Media Studies at the City College of New York.
Contact: Vox Pop/Drench Kiss Media Corp
1022 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, New York, 11218