My Favorite Media Criticism Books
By Tony Palmeri
In celebration of the Second Annual Fox Cities Book Festival (April 14 – 19), I pay tribute to my five favorite media criticism books. My picks were all penned by middle-aged or older white guys, a fact that media critics of the Media Rants column might peg as Palmeri’s patriarchal tendencies. To such critics, I say that while I do find the work(s) of Barbara Ehrenreich, Naomi Klein, Adolph Reed, Jr., Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Kathleen Hall-Jamieson and many others insightful and thought provoking, I refer back to the five listed below so frequently that it’s only fair that they make the top 5.
See you at the book fair!