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Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age

Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Hardback)

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While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to justify American military actions in the postD9/11 world? And how did the public hear what he said, especially as it was filtered through the news media? The eloquent and thoughtful Bush's War shows how public perception of what the president says is shaped by media bias. Jim A. Kuypers compares Bush's statements with press coverage, arguing that the nature of American public knowledge concerning our role in the world has been changed_not by 9/11, but by the subsequent argumentative back-and-forth between Bush and the press.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismTerrorism, armed struggleHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical leaders & leadershipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 10/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9780742536524  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jim A. Kuypers is assistant professor of political communication at Virginia Tech.

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