Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior / Edition 1

Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior / Edition 1

by David Barker, David C. Barker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231118074

ISBN-13: 9780231118071

Pub. Date: 08/20/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Convenient, entertaining, and provocative, talk radio today is unapologetically ideological. Focusing on Rush Limbaugh—the medium's most influential talk show—Rushed to Judgment systematically examines the politics of persuasion at play on our nation's radio airwaves and asks a series of important questions. Does listening to talk radio change the

Overview

Convenient, entertaining, and provocative, talk radio today is unapologetically ideological. Focusing on Rush Limbaugh—the medium's most influential talk show—Rushed to Judgment systematically examines the politics of persuasion at play on our nation's radio airwaves and asks a series of important questions. Does listening to talk radio change the way people think about politics, or are listeners' attitudes a function of the self-selecting nature of the audience? Does talk radio enhance understanding of public issues or serve as a breeding ground for misunderstanding? Can talk radio serve as an agent of deliberative democracy, spurring Americans to open, public debate? Or will talk radio only aggravate the divisive partisanship many Americans decry in poll after poll? The time is ripe to evaluate the effects of a medium whose influence has yet to be fully reckoned with.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231118071
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2002
Series:
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Political Talk Radio and Its Most Prominent Practitioner3. Toward a Value Heresthetic Model of Political Persuasion4. Talk Radio, Public Opinion, and Vote Choice: The "Limbaugh Effect," 1994-965. Talk Radio, Opinion Leadership, and Presidential Nominations: Evidence from the 2 Republican Primary Battles6. The Talk Radio Community: Nontraditional Social Networks and Political Participation7. Information, Misinformation, and Political Talk Radio8. ConclusionAppendix A. The Limbaugh MessageAppendix B. Excerpts from the Rhetoric StimulusAppendix C. Excerpts from the Value Heresthetic StimulusNotesReferencesIndex

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