When the Press Fails : Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina
By: Bennett, W. Lance.
Contributor(s): Lawrence, Regina G | Livingston, Steven.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (279 p.).ISBN: 9780226042862.Subject(s): Government and the press -- United States -- History -- 21st century | Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States -- History -- 21st century | Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: When the Press Fails : Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to KatrinaDDC classification: 071 LOC classification: PN4738Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Press and Power -- 1. Press Politics in America: The Case of the Iraq War -- 2. The Semi-Independant Press: A Theory News and Democracy -- 3. None Dare Call it Torture: Abu Ghraib and the Inner Workings of Press Dependance -- 4. The News Reality Filter: Why It Matters When the Press Fails -- 5. Managing the News: Spin, Status, and Intimidation in the Washington Political Culture -- 6. Toward an Independant Press: A Standard for Public Accountability
Appendix A: Evidence Suggesting a Connectionbetween Abu Ghraib and U.S. Torture Policy -- Appendix B: Methods for Analyzing the News Framing of Abu Ghraib -- Appendix C: Further Findings from the Content Analysis -- Appendix D: Interview Protocol -- Notes -- References -- Index
A sobering look at the intimate relationship between political power and the news media, When the Press Fails argues the dependence of reporters on official sources disastrously thwarts coverage of dissenting voices from outside the Beltway. The result is both an indictment of official spin and an urgent call to action that questions why the mainstream press failed to challenge the Bush administration's arguments for an invasion of Iraq or to illuminate administration policies underlying the Abu Ghraib controversy. Drawing on revealing interviews with Washington insiders and analysis of cont
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