Mark Crispin Miller

Mark Crispin Miller (born 1949) is professor of media studies at New York University,[1] 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.

He graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in 1971, Johns Hopkins University with an MA in 1973, and a Ph.D. in 1977. His parents, Jordan and Anita Miller, are the founders of Academy Chicago Publishers.

Political commentary

According to Miller's book, Fooled Again, the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential election were stolen. Miller presents evidence 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. He appeared in the 2004 documentary Orwell Rolls in His Grave, which focuses on the hidden mechanics of the media, its role as it should be and what it actually is, and how it shapes (to the point of almost controlling) U.S. politics.

He is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement.[2][3] Interviewed by the New York Observer website, Miller said anyone using the conspiracy theory description "in a pejorative sense is a witting or unwitting CIA asset".[4]

Social commentary

Crispin has argued that a handful of multinational corporations that are in control of the American media have changed the focus of youth culture away from values and more towards commercial interests and personal vanity.[5]


Miller's books include:

  • Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them) (2005)[6]
  • Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order (2004)[7]
  • The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder (2001)[8]
  • Seeing Through Movies (edited, 1990)[9]
  • Boxed In: The Culture of Television (1988)[10]

See also


  2. Rossmier, Vincent (11 September 2009). "Would you still sign the 9/11 Truth petition?". Salon. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11,, 2004-10-26
  4. Stutman, Gabe (July 26, 2017). "NYU Professor Uses Tenure to Advance 9/11 Hoax Theory". Observer. New York. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  5. Interview: Mark Crispin Miller, Frontline. PBS.
  6. Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them), New York: Basic Books, 2005, ISBN 0-465-04579-0. Reviews: Publishers Weekly; Kirkus Reviews; Farhad Manjoo, Salon,
  7. Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order, W.W. Norton & Company, 2004, ISBN 0-393-05917-0. Reviews: "Early Evaluations of the Bush Presidency", Karen M. Hult and Charles E. Walcott, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, JSTOR 41940149; Michael A. Genovese, Library Journal, ; David Lotto, Journal of Psychohistory,
  8. The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, W.W. Norton, ISBN 0-393-32296-3, 2001. Reviews: Jill Ortner, Library Journal, ; Elayne Tobin, The Nation, ; Publishers Weekly
  9. Seeing Through Movies, Pantheon, 1990. Reviews: James E. Vincent ETC, JSTOR 42577289; Janet. Staiger, Journal of Communication, doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.1991.tb02325.x; Publishers Weekly
  10. Boxed In: The Culture of Television, Northwestern University Press, 1988. Review: "Television Criticism and American Studies", Lauren Rabinovitz, American Quarterly, JSTOR 2712935; "Cultural Power", Harold Fromm, The Georgia Review, JSTOR 41399517; A. Peck, Chicago Tribune, ; Barbara Welch Breder, Journal of Communication, doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.1990.tb02266.x
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