The Conservative Resurgence and the Press

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2332-8
Publication Date
July 2008
Page Count
272 pages
Trim Size
5.25 x 8

The Conservative Resurgence and the Press

The Media's Role in the Rise of the Right
James Brian McPherson

Consumers of American media find themselves in a news world that has shifted toward more conservative reporting. This book takes a measured, historical view of the shift, addressing factors that include the greater skill with which conservatives have used the media, the media's gradual trend toward conservatism, the role of religion, and the effects of media conglomeration. The book makes the case that the media have managed to not only enable today's conservative resurgence but also ignore, largely, the consequences of that change for the American people.

About the Author

James Brian McPherson is an associate professor of communication at Whitworth University and author of Journalism at the End of the American Century, 1965–Present. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

Sidney Blumenthal is a former editor and writer for the New Republic, the Washington Post, and the New Yorker. A former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, he is the author of several books, including The Clinton Wars and How Bush Rules