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Why are our politicians almost universally perceived as liars? What made candidate Bill Clinton's draft record more newsworthy than his policy statements? How did George Bush's masculinity, Ronald Reagan's theatrics with a microphone, and Walter Mondale's appropriation of a Wendy's hamburger ad make or break their presidential campaigns?Ever since Watergate, says Thomas E.Why are our politicians almost universally perceived as liars? What made candidate Bill Clinton's draft record more newsworthy than his policy statements? How did George Bush's masculinity, Ronald Reagan's theatrics with a microphone, and Walter Mondale's appropriation of a Wendy's hamburger ad make or break their presidential campaigns?Ever since Watergate, says Thomas E. Patterson, the road to the presidency has led through the newsrooms, which in turn impose their own values on American politics. The results are campaigns that resemble inquisitions or contests in which the candidates' game plans are considered more important than their goals. Lucid and aphoristic, historically informed and as timely as a satellite feed, Out of Order mounts a devastating inquest into the press's hijacking of the campaign process -- and shows what citizens and legislators can do to win it back....

Title : Out of Order: An incisive and boldly original critique of the news media's domination of America's political process
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ISBN : 9780679755104
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Out of Order: An incisive and boldly original critique of the news media's domination of America's political process Reviews

  • John
    2018-11-26 23:11

    In my honest opinion, literature that covers the inner-workings of politics and the American government can be incredibly dry. This work is no exception to the rule. Although, however dated it may seem from ending at the election of Clinton in '92, it also level of propheticalness about the role of the media in politics. The transition from from objective to subjective journalism is documented fairly well.

  • Grant
    2018-11-22 17:12

    Great analysis of the influence of media on American politics. Examples focus on politics of presidential campaigns and elections. One of the better looks at politics and media. Patterson is a well known and respected political scientist and author.