Scandal and silence : media responses to presidential misconduct /

The author argues that "media neglect most corruption, providing too little, not too much scandal coverage; scandals arise from rational, controlled processes, not emotional frenzies -- and when scandals happen, it's not the media but government and political parties that drive the process...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Entman, Robert M.
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2012.
Table of Contents:
  • High crimes or misdemeanors?
  • Analyzing media and presidential scandal
  • Private lives in the public sphere: what do journalists know, and when do they tell it?
  • Secret sins of 2008: the McCain, Edwards and Clinton families' values
  • Dodging scandals - and the draft
  • Rathergate: from a scandal of politics to a scandal of journalism
  • Harkening to other matters: what news looks like when a scandal is silenced
  • Silenced scandals of grave misconduct
  • Recalibrating scandal and silence.