Bisbort Alan. Media Scandals

Bisbort Alan. Media Scandals
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Scandals in American History Series.
Publisher: Greenwood Press, USA, 2008. 264 pages. Language: English.

The first part is broken down into three chapters, each devoted to one of these recurrent themes (politics and the media, race and religion, and sexuality and morality). These themes were there
at the start of the nation—built right into the foundation—and they, in all likelihood, will be there as long as there is an American media. The second part, broken down into four chapters, is devoted to the media itself as an industry (books, newspapers/magazines, radio/television, and the Internet). These are the 'carriers,' if you will, of potentially scandalous themes. By themselves, they are neutral, merely conduits of information. Within each chapter, the specific subjects are examined by theme, and in chronological order within the theme. While historical precedents are covered—
to show how these themes established themselves in the American mind—the emphasis of the book is on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Augmenting the text is a detailed and unique timeline, which can help put these wide-ranging American media scandals into historical perspective. An exhaustive bibliography of books and materials on the American media is provided, to perhaps prod readers to learn more about the themes and events described herein. Wherever appropriate, cross references are included in the text to send the inveterately curious reader to another area that might help flesh out a subject.

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