A Dubya in the Headlights examines all eight years of the Bush presidency with a critical but non-partisan eye towards its communication policies. While Hayden highlights dilemmas from both terms, he provides an especially important perspective on media coverage of events since Hurricane Katrina. In addition to surveying traditional news outlets, this timely volume also includes an analysis of entertainment and alternative media.
Joseph R. Hayden is associate professor of journalism at University of Memphis.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Late-Night Campaign Chapter 3 Bushisms: The Industry Chapter 4 The Silent Treatment Chapter 5 The War Against Terrorism Chapter 6 Appointment in Samarra Chapter 7 Re-Reporting Vietman, Part 1: The Media War Over Iraq Chapter 8 RE-Reporting Vietman, Part 2: The Media War Over the White House Chapter 9 After the Storm Chapter 10 Buying and Bombing Public Relations Chapter 11 Legacy