Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Joseph N. Cappella

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Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment

Echo Chamber Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment Rupert Murdoch s recent multibillion dollar purchase of the Wall Street Journal made international news Yet it is but one chapter in an untold story the rise of an integrated conservative media machin

  • Title: Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment
  • Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson Joseph N. Cappella
  • ISBN: 9780195366822
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rupert Murdoch s recent multibillion dollar purchase of the Wall Street Journal made international news Yet it is but one chapter in an untold story the rise of an integrated conservative media machine that all began with Rush Limbaugh in the 1980s Now Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph Cappella two of the nation s foremost experts on politics and communications oRupert Murdoch s recent multibillion dollar purchase of the Wall Street Journal made international news Yet it is but one chapter in an untold story the rise of an integrated conservative media machine that all began with Rush Limbaugh in the 1980s Now Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph Cappella two of the nation s foremost experts on politics and communications offer a searching analysis of the conservative media establishment, from talk radio to Fox News to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal Indeed, here is the first serious account of how the conservative media arose, what it consists of, and how it operates To show how this influential segment of the media works, the authors examine the uproar that followed when Senator Trent Lott seemed to endorse Strom Thurmond s segregationist past Limbaugh called the remarks utterly indefensible, but added that a double standard was in play That signaled a broad counterattack by the conservative media establishment, charging the mainstream media with hypocrisy yet using its reports when convenient , creating a knowledge base a set of facts or allegations for partisans to draw upon , and fostering an in group identity By analyzing such cases, together with survey data, Jamieson and Cappella find that Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal opinion pages create a self protective enclave for conservatives, shielding them from other information sources, and promoting strongly negative associations with political opponents Limbaugh in particular, they write, fuses the roles of party leader and opinion leader in a fashion reminiscent of the nineteenth century s partisan newspaper editors The rise of conservative media has fundamentally changed American politics This thoughtful study offers the most authoritative and insightful account of this revolutionary phenomenon available today.

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    1. Blog on Books on said:

      In ‘Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment,’ authors Jamieson and Cappella take a much deeper and scientific approach to their study of the connection between Limbaugh, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages. Backed by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, ‘Echo Chamber’ is an exacting and through accounting of the detailed factors (framing, name calling, collusion) employed by the ‘conservative opinion media’ to not only broadcast their [...]

    2. Tim on said:

      In ‘Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment,’ authors Jamieson and Cappella take a much deeper and scientific approach to their study of the connection between Limbaugh, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages. Backed by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, ‘Echo Chamber’ is an exacting and through accounting of the detailed factors (framing, name calling, collusion) employed by the ‘conservative opinion media’ to not only broadcast their [...]

    3. Pete on said:

      I stopped reading this about halfway through. Not because it was bad, but because I didn't need to be convinced of the case the book was making. Interesting book if you want a look at conservative talk radio.

    4. Smsu Library on said:

      found in "Choice" as an "essential" purchase MariaNYP - 12/09 sh

    5. Rob on said:

      Reads a little too much like a thesis to give a higher rating. A good thesis, perhaps, but the authors spend to much time explaining their methodology, rather then providing an engaging read.

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