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The Resource Selling fear : counterterrorism, the media, and public opinion, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, and Robert Y. Shapiro

Selling fear : counterterrorism, the media, and public opinion, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, and Robert Y. Shapiro

Label
Selling fear : counterterrorism, the media, and public opinion
Title
Selling fear
Title remainder
counterterrorism, the media, and public opinion
Statement of responsibility
Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, and Robert Y. Shapiro
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While we have long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, this is a look at the role played by media in counterterrorism, and the ways that, in the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear. Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11, including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq, the authors present a compelling case that the Bush administration hyped fear, while obscuring civil liberties abuses and concrete issues of preparedness. The media, meanwhile, largely abdicated its watchdog role, choosing to amplify the administration's message while downplaying issues that might have called the administration's statements and strategies into question. The book extends through Hurricane Katrina, and the more skeptical coverage that followed, then the first year of the Obama administration, when an increasingly partisan political environment presented the media, and the public, with new problems of reporting and interpretation. This book is an analysis of the intertwined failures of government and media and their costs to our nation
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ICU/DLC
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Nacos, Brigitte Lebens
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.N336 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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1953-
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  • Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli
  • Shapiro, Robert Y.
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
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  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, in mass media
  • National security
  • United States
Label
Selling fear : counterterrorism, the media, and public opinion, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, and Robert Y. Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-232) and index
Contents
The news as commodity, public good, and political manipulator -- Selling fear : the not so hidden persuaders -- Civil liberties versus national security -- Selling the Iraq war -- Preventing attacks against the homeland -- Preparing for the next attack -- Mass-mediated politics of counterterrorism -- President Obama : underselling fear?
Control code
666235005
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 241 p.
Isbn
9780226567181
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010042779
Other control number
3615360
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)666235005
Label
Selling fear : counterterrorism, the media, and public opinion, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, and Robert Y. Shapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-232) and index
Contents
The news as commodity, public good, and political manipulator -- Selling fear : the not so hidden persuaders -- Civil liberties versus national security -- Selling the Iraq war -- Preventing attacks against the homeland -- Preparing for the next attack -- Mass-mediated politics of counterterrorism -- President Obama : underselling fear?
Control code
666235005
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 241 p.
Isbn
9780226567181
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010042779
Other control number
3615360
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)666235005

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