War Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War

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FIGURE 2.1. Elasticity of Reality for a Given State of Events39
FIGURE 2.2. Persuasiveness of Presidential Rhetoric over Time, by Party42
FIGURE 3.1. Mean Expert Ratings of Whether U.S. Military Actions Were Successful or Worthwhile52
FIGURE 3.2. Journalist and Citizen Ratings of Interest in News, by Different Types of News Stories56
FIGURE 3.3. Trend in Positive and Negative Foreign Policy Evaluations ±30 Days from Rally Event Onset57
FIGURE 3.4. Summary of Valence in Congressional Evaluations of President59
FIGURE 3.5. Praise as Estimated Proportion of Valenced Rhetoric (Praise and Criticism) as Casualties Vary, Preversus Postdeployment Periods68
FIGURE 3.6. Estimated Effect of Two Standard Deviation Increase in MC Rhetoric on Approval69
FIGURE 4.1. Estimated Probability That Sunday Morning Talk Show Evaluation Appears on Evening News102
FIGURE 4.2. Estimated Proportion of All Valenced (Positive and Negative) Morning Talk Show Evaluations Appearing on Evening News That Are Negative, Foreign versus NonForeign Policy Rhetoric106
FIGURE 5.1. Estimated Probability of Disapproving of President Bush's Handling of National Security, as Message Source and Valence Vary122
FIGURE 5.2. Estimated Probability of Disapproving of President Bush's Handling of National Security, as News Source and Message Valence Vary125
FIGURE 5.3. Estimated Probability of Believing the Iraq Conflict Is “Going Well,” as Source of War News and Party Identification Vary130
FIGURE 6.1. Network Iraq- and Military- Related Evaluations from All Sources154
FIGURE 6.2. Fox Iraq- and Military- Related Evaluations from All Sources155
FIGURE 6.3. Floor Rhetoric by Members of Congress Regarding Major Events in Iraq157

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Chapter 1: News, Opinion, and Foreign Policy 1
  • Chapter 2: Politics Across the Water's Edge 17
  • Chapter 3: Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage, and Rallying 'Round the Flag 46
  • Chapter 4: War Meets the Press 89
  • Chapter 5: Shot by the Messenger 114
  • Chapter 6: Tidings of Battle 149
  • Chapter 7: “Reality Asserted Itself” 186
  • Chapter 8: Barbarians Inside the Gates 230
  • Chapter 9: Back to the Future 284
  • References 297
  • Index 315
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