Towel Snapping the Press: Bush's Journey From Locker-Room Antics to Message Control by James E. Mueller | 9780742538504 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Towel Snapping the Press: Bush's Journey From Locker-Room Antics to Message Control

Towel Snapping the Press: Bush's Journey From Locker-Room Antics to Message Control

by James E. Mueller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742538508

ISBN-13: 9780742538504

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

How did George W. Bush change from being a 'regular person' in front of reporters to a master of information control? Or was there a change after all? Towel Snapping the Press follows Bush's lifelong association with the press, showing how he has developed and modified his tactics_from his days as part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team to the present, with a

Overview

How did George W. Bush change from being a 'regular person' in front of reporters to a master of information control? Or was there a change after all? Towel Snapping the Press follows Bush's lifelong association with the press, showing how he has developed and modified his tactics_from his days as part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team to the present, with a look back at young George during his grandfather's 1950 Senate campaign. During Bush's early years in the public eye, the press did not scrutinize him; but as president, he became a subject of intense analysis and his 'relaxed' demeanor became a pitfall. Still, many reporters find the president's disposition charming, even while they are frustrated by his message discipline and rigid control of press access to administration sources. Towel Snapping the Press not only presents interesting stories about the president from reporters' points of view, but also raises important issues that any civically engaged citizen will want to explore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538504
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Communication, Media and Politics
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 1. Friends for a Long Time Chapter 3 2. Not His Father's (Or Grandfather's) Press Relations Chapter 4 3. Message Discipline Before It Was Cool Chapter 5 4. Plugging Leaks Chapter 6 5. The Dark Side Chapter 7 6. The Plain Talk of Bushisms Chapter 8 7. Towel Snapping Chapter 9 8. Shaving the Ear Hair Chapter 10 9. Eating the Zombies Chapter 11 10. No One Will Do It Better Chapter 12 Bibliography

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