A world famous (at least among some circles) media critic, whose most famous work is Manufacturing Consent, which he co-authored with Noam Chomsky. (Poor guy. When you write books with Noam "the most quoted man in the world" Chomsky you tend to get overshadowed.)

His other books include:

He is a Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He writes articles for Z Magazine fairly often.