The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories That Shape the Political World

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Index
ABC network
depiction of terrorist attacks, 142–43
election projections, 79, 80
use of Voter News Service, 81–82
abortion debate, xiv–xv
absentee ballots, 96, 98, 105–9, 109–12, 112–16, 204 n. 27, 204 n. 29
accountability, 24–27, 177–78, 191–93
accuracy in reporting, 171. See also facts
acting in politics, 29
Adelman, David, 10
advertisements, political
aimed at Bush, 66
aimed at Dukakis, 199 n. 3
aimed at Gore, 49–50, 53–54, 57, 58–59
“Bushisms” in, 62
“reasonable person standard” in, 175
Afghanistan, 164
Air Force One, 14–15
Allen, Mike, 45, 181–82
alternative models, 180
Ambling into History (Bruni), 146
American Cancer Society, 9
American Spectator,61
Amnesty International, 17, 19
Anderson, John, 31
Andrew, Joe, 166
Annenberg School election debriefing, 99
Annenberg Survey, 43
anthrax, 22
approval ratings, 158. See also public opinion
arbitration role of the media, 178–79
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), 161, 186–87
Arizona Republic,133
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,8–9
Armey, Dick, 49, 122
assessing claims of candidates, 172–76
Associated Press (AP)
on absentee ballots, 106
on election results, 74–75
on late-night comedy, 70
neutral reporting standards, 168
Atlanta Journal-Constitution,54, 99
audience in politics, 29
Augusta Chronicle,8
Austin American Statesman,74
authenticity, 27–30
automobile manufacturers, 12
availability heuristic, 22
Baker, James
on challenges to election results, 105
on Florida recount, 101–3, 122
on Supreme Court ruling, 5
on “theft of election,” 120
balance in journalism, 169
ballots. See also recounts; voting
absentee ballots, 96, 98, 105–9, 109– 12, 112–16, 204 n. 27, 204 n. 29
judge review of, 203 n. 19
media recount, 130–37
recount framed as chaotic, 101–3
Barber, James David, 25–26
Barksdale Air Force Base, 147
Barnes, Fred, 8
Baron, Martin, 132–33
Barstow, David, 115
Behind the Front Page (Broder), 37
Bentsen, Lloyd, 30
Berke, Richard, 60, 115

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction xi
  • The Press Effect *
  • Chapter 1 - The Press as Storyteller 1
  • Chapter 2 - The Press as Amateur Psychologist, Part I 24
  • Chapter 3 - The Press as Amateur Psychologist, Part II 41
  • Chapter 4 - The Press as Soothsayer 74
  • Chapter 5 - The Press as Shaper of Events 95
  • Chapter 6 - The Press as Patriot 130
  • Chapter 7 - The Press as Custodian of Fact 165
  • Conclusion 194
  • Notes 199
  • Index 209
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