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Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct

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This timely and engaging book challenges the conventional wisdom on media and scandal in the United States. The common view holds that media crave and actively pursue scandals whenever they sense corruption. Scandal and Silence argues for a different perspective. Using case studies from the period 1988-2008, it shows that:

Media neglect most corruption, providing too
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Paperback, 269 pages
Published May 14th 2012 by Polity Press
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Grady
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A Call to Task!

SCANDAL AND SILENCE: MEDIA REPONSES TO PRESIDENTIAL MISCONDCUT is certainly one of the more fascinating publications about the state of the media to break surface since the days of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and their courage to make public the truth behind the Watergate scandal during the presidency of Richard Nixon. Author Robert M. Entman is a Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and his previous books have garnered wide attention to
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Michael Griswold
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Be warned up front Robert M. Entman's Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct is not for the faint of vocabulary. The start of the book reads like the introduction to a graduate paper, which could scare off the average reader.

The writing seems to become less dense once the introductory chapter ends though. Assuming that the reader doesn't fear the discussion of methods, a few tables, and the multiple hypotheses, what the book eventually settles down into is a challenging
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