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The Press as Shaper of Events

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman

in The Press Effect

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195152777
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833900 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195152778.003.0005
 The Press as Shaper of Events

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In the dispute over Florida's vote in the 2000 election, Al Gore and George W. Bush fought a fierce battle to determine the press frames that would govern the debate. Bush was far more successful, pushing frames including “chaos” and “military ballots” to the forefront. Subsequent analyses reveal that had press coverage been different, Gore could have won Florida and the presidency.

Keywords: 2000 election; George W. Bush; Florida; framing; Al Gore; journalism; military ballots

Chapter.  14855 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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