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Ever since Watergate, says Thomas E. Patterson, the road to the presidency has led through the newsrooms, which in turn impose their own values...
Ever since Watergate, says Thomas E. Patterson, the road to the presidency has led through the newsrooms, which in turn impose their own values on American politics. The results are campaigns that resemble inquisitions or contests in which the candidates' game plans are considered more important than their goals. Lucid and aphoristic, historically informed and as timely as a satellite feed, Out of Order mounts a devastating inquest into the press's hijacking of the campaign process -- and shows what citizens and legislators can do to win it back.
|Prologue: Truth and Falsehood on the Campaign Trail||3|
|Ch. 1||The Miscast Institution||28|
|Ch. 2||Of Schemas - Game and Governing||53|
|Ch. 3||Images of the Game They Play||94|
|Ch. 4||Reporters' Issues versus Candidates' Issues||134|
|Ch. 5||News, Truth, and That State of Nature We Call Election Coverage||176|
|Ch. 6||How to Fix the Campaign: Shorten It||207|
Posted March 31, 2003
this book is well written, outlining the neccessary means needed to formulate a better un, and the distrubution of power and wealth among nations peacefully. luther king myarkoWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.