Miller is professor of media studies at New York University and the author of the book Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections. He is known for his writing on American media and for his activism on behalf of democratic media reform. His books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV, Seeing Through Movies, and Mad Scientists: a Study of War Propaganda.

Mark Crispin Miller
Mark Crispin Miller

Mark Crispin Miller speaks eloquently about the greatest challenge to American Democracy since its inception, and arguably, about the most important and underreported story in the history of American journalism. The issue is bipartisan: whether or not the United State’s democratic process is currently capable of holding free and fair elections.

Professor Miller presents extensive documented evidence that the American democratic process has been successfully subverted through a variety of old style and novel political manipulations over the last two presidential and midterm elections. In the end he offers a positive message of how a functional and thriving American democracy can be restored.

Miller writes in his book, Fooled Again, that the 2000 U.S. Presidential election and 2004 U.S. Presidential election were "stolen.” Miller presents extensive documentation, backed by 56 pages of notes, supporting his contention that the outcome of both elections was altered and controlled by a small minority. He states that the American voting populace can no longer assume that their votes will be accurately assessed, and that the installation of electronic voting machines in state after state is a fundamental flaw in the U.S. electoral system.

In addition to GMGF, this event is made possible by the Warren Public Library, WMRW-LP 95.1 Community Radio, Clay Brook Inn at Sugarbush, Champlain College, Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME), and Vermont Commons.

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Venue: Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield, VT, 7pm start. After the Q&A period following the talk, discussion will continue in the Big Picture Café.