The Spectacle: Media and the Making of the O.J. Simpson Story / Edition 1 by Paul Thaler | 9780275953201 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Spectacle: Media and the Making of the O.J. Simpson Story / Edition 1

The Spectacle: Media and the Making of the O.J. Simpson Story / Edition 1

by Paul Thaler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275953203

ISBN-13: 9780275953201

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

In the "Year of Simpson," the country was caught in the throes of the biggest story ever. No other single news event in our history could match the sheer scope and intensity of coverage given to the O. J. Simpson murder case. But the media did not just report the Simpson case, they were instrumental in creating it--a spectacle of such stupendous proportions that it

Overview

In the "Year of Simpson," the country was caught in the throes of the biggest story ever. No other single news event in our history could match the sheer scope and intensity of coverage given to the O. J. Simpson murder case. But the media did not just report the Simpson case, they were instrumental in creating it--a spectacle of such stupendous proportions that it "hijacked" American culture. In this critical expose of American media, Thaler presents a riveting narrative about the men and women who gave us the story of the century. It is a story of exploitation, of media overkill and outright pandering, of huge profitmaking, that changed the course of the trial and fueled tremendous public cynicism about the way in which justice--and the media--work in this country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275953201
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.01(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Murder in Los Angeles

Bundy and Rockingham

The Chase

Frenzy in L.A.

The Greatest Story Ever

Metamorphosis

The Race Card

Judge Ito and the Media

The Great Camera Debate

Media Wars

The Trial of O. J. Simpson

Firestorm

Exposed

House of Mirrors

The Journalists

The Fuhrman Trial

The Black and White Press

Closing Curtain

Judgment Day

Aftermath

Prologue

Index

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