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- Atria Books 2002; US$ 18.99
We're all familiar with the warning, "Don't believe everything you see or hear." Bill Press, the popular co-host of CNN's Crossfire, will have you wondering whether you should believe anything at all. Spin -- intentional manipulation of the truth -- is everywhere. It's in the White House, in the courtrooms, in headlines and advertising slogans.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 11.99
Two of the nation's foremost experts on politics and communications here offer a searching analysis of the conservative media establishment, from Rush Limbaugh to Fox News to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal . Indeed, Echo Chamber is the first serious account of how the conservative media arose, what it consists of, and how it operates.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00
This book examines US foreign policy toward the so-called 'rogue states' and the products of the Hollywood film industry in relation to these states, which promises to make a significant contribution to our understanding of the 'soft power' that is popular culture. more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99
Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does the public need to know to make sense of what they see; and what... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 6.79
A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
In light of the recent allegations by Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and other women about Roger Ailes, anyone wanting to understand his impact on the media world should read The Fox Effect . Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 25.00
Participation has become fashionable again, but at the same time it has always played a crucial role in our contemporary societies, and it has been omnipresent in a surprisingly large number of societal fields. In the case of the media sphere, the present-day media conjuncture is now considered to be the most participatory ever, but media participation... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 11.19
In Toxic Talk , Bill Press exposed the ways in which the extreme right-wing media has done an end run around the American voting populace by exerting a disproportionate control over open political debate. In The Obama Hate Machine , Press returns to show how the Right has taken rhetoric to slanderous new levels in attacking the nation's forty-fourth... more...