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The Resource Echo chamber : Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Joseph N. Cappella

Echo chamber : Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Joseph N. Cappella

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Echo chamber : Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment
Title
Echo chamber
Title remainder
Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment
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Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Joseph N. Cappella
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rupert Murdoch's recent multibillion-dollar purchase of the Wall Street Journal made international news. Yet it is but one more chapter in an untold story: the rise of an integrated conservative media machine that all began with Rush Limbaugh in the 1980s. Now Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph Cappella--two of the nation's foremost experts on politics and communications--offer a searching analysis of the conservative media establishment, from talk radio to Fox News to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. Indeed, here is the first serious account of how the conservative media arose, what it consists of, and how it operates. To show how this influential segment of the media works, the authors examine the uproar that followed when Senator Trent Lott seemed to endorse Strom Thurmond's segregationist past. Limbaugh called the remarks "utterly indefensible," but added that a "double standard" was in play. That signaled a broad counterattack by the conservative media establishment, charging the mainstream media with hypocrisy (yet using its reports when convenient), creating a knowledge base (a set of facts or allegations for partisans to draw upon), and fostering an in-group identity. By analyzing such cases, together with survey data, Jamieson and Cappella find that Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal opinion pages create a self-protective enclave for conservatives, shielding them from other information sources, and promoting strongly negative associations with political opponents. Limbaugh in particular, they write, fuses the roles of party leader and opinion leader in a fashion reminiscent of the nineteenth century's partisan newspaper editors. The rise of conservative media has fundamentally changed American politics. This thoughtful study offers the most authoritative and insightful account of this revolutionary phenomenon available today. "--web
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266168
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Jamieson, Kathleen Hall
Dewey number
302.230973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1991.4.L48
LC item number
J36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cappella, Joseph N
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True
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  • Limbaugh, Rush H
  • Journalism
  • Conservatism
Target audience
adult
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Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment
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Echo chamber : Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Joseph N. Cappella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rush, Fox, and WSJ -- How the conservative opinion media defend conservatism -- Conservative opinion media : the players -- The conservative opinion media as opponents of liberalism and custodians of the Reagan narrative -- Effects of an echo chamber -- Speaking to the Republican base : an analysis of conservative media's audience -- What the conservative media do for their audience : vetting candidates for office -- Limbaugh as party leader -- Framing and reframing the mainstream media -- Engendering and reinforcing distrust of mainstream media -- Defining and defending an insular interpretive community -- Balkanization of knowledge and interpretation -- Distort and polarize
Control code
ocn179802855
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780195366822
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003855
System control number
(OCoLC)179802855
Label
Echo chamber : Rush Limbaugh and the conservative media establishment, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Joseph N. Cappella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rush, Fox, and WSJ -- How the conservative opinion media defend conservatism -- Conservative opinion media : the players -- The conservative opinion media as opponents of liberalism and custodians of the Reagan narrative -- Effects of an echo chamber -- Speaking to the Republican base : an analysis of conservative media's audience -- What the conservative media do for their audience : vetting candidates for office -- Limbaugh as party leader -- Framing and reframing the mainstream media -- Engendering and reinforcing distrust of mainstream media -- Defining and defending an insular interpretive community -- Balkanization of knowledge and interpretation -- Distort and polarize
Control code
ocn179802855
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780195366822
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003855
System control number
(OCoLC)179802855

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