Partisans Make the News

Natalie Jomini Stroud

in Niche News

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199755509
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897162 | DOI:
Partisans Make the News

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This chapter begins with two vignettes to illustrate the clashes between political elites and prominent members of the media. The first involves Fox News Sunday's host Chris Wallace's interview with former President Bill Clinton on September 24, 2006. The second involves CNN's Wolf Blitzer's interview with Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, on October 27, 2006. The chapter then discusses how political leanings influence not only where people turn for news but also their perceptions and memories of the news and considers the democratic consequences of partisan selective exposure. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: mass media; political elite; media partisanship; news choices; selective exposure

Chapter.  4666 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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