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

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Abu Ghraib prison abuses, 160
accuracy, 22
Adamic, Lada A., 232
Adjusted Skew index, 268
adversary characteristics, variables of, 51
Afghanistan-related stories, on partisan media sites, 255–60
Afghanistan war: credible criticism and praise during, 76; focus on war in, 213; Obama's expansion of, 293
Agnew, Spiro, 21
Aideed, Mohamed Farah, 44
Ailes, Roger, 114n1
Al Askari Mosque bombing, 158–59
Al-Mahmudiyah scandal, 160; wire service stories mentioning, 161
Al Qaeda in Iraq: Samarrah Shia shrine attack of, 158–59; suicide bombing by, 156–58
al-Zarqawi, Abu Musab, 158; killing of, 182
Alan, Jeff, 89n1
Allen, Barabara Ann, 230n1
Allen, Cleo J., 21, 243n8
Allen, George: on Iraq war, 1–2, 9; pretest thermometer ratings of, 138; on This Week, 137
Allen, Mike, 287n2
Almond, Gabriel, 6, 7, 149, 285
Alterman, Eric, 22, 49n6, 242
alternative political perspectives, costs of seeking, 290
Althaus, Scott, 48, 288
anti-war rhetoric, effect of on Republican identifiers, 177–78
Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko, 230n1
Appel, Kevin R., 245
Armstrong, Jerome, 232
Arnold, R. Douglas, 11
Associated Press: coverage patterns in, 247–50; preference for anti-Republican stories by, 266; stories of, 268
AssociatedPress.com: mission of, 244n12; probability of featuring different story types on, 257; story selection by, 253–55
attitudes, elasticity of reality and, 194–98
authoritative sources, 22–23; in divided versus united governments, 23, 24
authority assumption, 22–23; in Sunday morning and evening news coverage, 91–92, 100
bad news, preference for, 21–22
Baghdad, suicide bombings in, 156–58
Bai, Matt, 114–15
Baird, Rep. Brian, 179
Baker, William D., 3n2
Bash, Dana, 21n6
Baum, Matthew A., 3, 6–7, 9, 10, 28, 30– 31, 40, 44, 48n1, 50, 59, 60n20, 132, 149, 174, 179, 187, 212, 216, 242, 267, 285, 288, 290, 293, 294
Bayesian updating, 36n31
Bayh, Evan: on Meet the Press, 136, 137; pretest thermometer ratings of, 138
Beaumont, Thomas, 117n4
Bennett, W. Lance, 4–5, 8, 9n10, 48, 285–86
Berinsky, Adam, 7, 10
Bethell, Tom, 20
Biden, Joseph: pretest thermometer ratings of, 138; in terrorist surveillance hearings, 134; on This Week, 136, 137
Bigg, Matthew, 19n3
Bimber, Bruce, 230n1
bipartisanship: media preferences and public attitudes toward, 132; new media's threat to, 288–89; in postwar era, 289–90; public attitudes toward, 3
Blechman, Barry, 48n1
blogosphere: diffusing traditional power of press, 20–21n5; news standards of, 234–41; one-sided coverage of, 26–27, 266–67
Boettcher, William A., III, 7, 201n14
Bosnia, intervention in, 71–72
Bounds, Tucker, 17
Bouton, Marshall M., 7
Bowers, Chris, 114; campaign to drop Fox as debate sponsor by, 114


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