Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Communication, Media, and Politics)

Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Communication, Media, and Politics)

By: Jim A. Kuypers (author)Paperback

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While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to justify American military actions in the post-9/11 world? And how did the public hear what he said, especially as it was filtered through the news media? The eloquent and thoughtful Bush's War shows how public perception of what the president says is shaped by media bias. Jim A. Kuypers compares Bush's statements with press coverage, arguing that the nature of American public knowledge concerning our role in the world has been changed-not by 9/11, but by the subsequent argumentative back-and-forth between Bush and the press.

About Author

Jim A. Kuypers is assistant professor of political communication at Virginia Tech.


Chapter 1 Media Bias and Presidential Justifications for War in the Age of Terrorism Chapter 2 A New Justification for War? Chapter 3 President Bush Speaks to the United Nations, November 2001 Chapter 4 The State of the Union, 29 January 2002 Chapter 5 Remarks by the President from the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 2003 Chapter 6 President Bush Addresses the United Nations General Assembly, September 2003 Chapter 7 President Bush Commemorates Veterans Day and Discusses War on Terror, 11 November 2005 Chapter 8 News Media Reporting of the War on Terror

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742536531
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 210
  • ID: 9780742536531
  • weight: 313
  • ISBN10: 074253653X

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