Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior [NOOK Book]

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

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-- Diana Owen

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Editorial Reviews

Political Communication - C. Richard Hofstetter

The volume exemplifies both rigorous and creative sciences. It is appropriate for many political communication and behavior university classes.

Political Communication
The volume exemplifies both rigorous and creative sciences. It is appropriate for many political communication and behavior university classes.

— C. Richard Hofstetter

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator - Christopher H. Sterling

[A] welcome addition to the growing shelf of scholarly works on radio broadcasting... well documented... offers useful research paths for others to follow.

Australasian Journal of American Studies - Bridget Griffin-Foley

[An] important and quite ground-breaking study of American conservative call-in talk radio.

Public Opinion Quarterly - David C. Barker

the volume is useful not only for those who study media effects, but also for those who work in the area of political persuasion.

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator
[A] welcome addition to the growing shelf of scholarly works on radio broadcasting... well documented... offers useful research paths for others to follow.

— Christopher H. Sterling

Australasian Journal of American Studies
[An] important and quite ground-breaking study of American conservative call-in talk radio.

— Bridget Griffin-Foley

Public Opinion Quarterly
the volume is useful not only for those who study media effects, but also for those who work in the area of political persuasion.

— David C. Barker

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Meet the Author

David Barker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Prof. Barker has published several articles on talk radio in the Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, and Political Communication.


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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Political Talk Radio and Its Most Prominent Practitioner 14
3 Toward a Value Heresthetic Model of Political Persuasion 30
4 Talk Radio, Public Opinion, and Vote Choice: The "Limbaugh Effect," 1994-96 56
5 Talk Radio, Opinion Leadership, and Presidential Nominations: Evidence from the 2000 Republican Primary Battle 75
6 The Talk Radio Community: Nontraditional Social Networks and Political Participation 92
7 Information, Misinformation, and Political Talk Radio 106
8 Conclusion 119
App. A The Limbaugh Message 129
App. B Excerpts from the Rhetoric Stimulus 131
App. C Excerpts from the Value Heresthetic Stimulus 133
Notes 135
References 141
Index 157
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