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

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Tables
TABLE 2.1. Newsworthiness, Novelty, and Credibility of Rhetoric Regarding President from Presidential Party (PP) and Nonpresidential Party (NPP) Elites25
TABLE 2.2. Credibility Impact of Outlet Attribution32
TABLE 3.1. Summary Statistics53
TABLE 3.2. Proportional Distributions of Rhetoric by Credibility and Party, Unified versus Divided Government61
TABLE 3.3. Results of OLS Investigations of Correlates of MC Rhetoric and Changes in Approval62
TABLE 3.A1. Base, Political Control, and International Environment/Adversary Characteristic Control Models82
TABLE 3.A2. Effect of Different Types of Rhetoric on Presidential Approval87
TABLE 4.1. Descriptive Statistics, Sunday Morning Talk Show Data97
TABLE 4.2. Aggregate Percentage of Valenced Congressional Evaluations of the President That Are Negative99
TABLE 4.A1. Relogit Investigations of Probability of Story Selection as Rhetoric Characteristics Vary110
TABLE 5.1. Summary of Participant Characteristics (Means and Standard Deviations)120
TABLE 5.2. Effects of Perceived Outlet Ideology on Probability of Approving of President's Handling of National Security, as Treatment Varies from Liberal to Conservative Network124
TABLE 5.A1. Pretest Thermometer Ratings of Senators, by Party (Based on 0–10 Scales)138
TABLE 5.A2. Ordered Logit and Logit Analyses of the Correlates of Approving the President's Handling of National Security and Criticizing the Ideological Balance in News Story Content139
TABLE 5.A3. Logit Analyses of Correlates of Relying on FOX or CNN as Primary Source of Political and International News140
TABLE 5.A4. Logit Analysis of Likelihood of Believing the Conflict in Iraq Is “Going Well,” as News Source and Party Identification Vary142
TABLE 6.1. Descriptive Statistics, Media Tenor Data168

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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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