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Getting it wrong : ten of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism

Author: W Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Did the Washington Post bring down Richard Nixon by reporting on the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic remark by Walter Cronkite effectively end the Vietnam War? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to "finish the war" in the 1898 conflict with Spain? In Getting It Wrong, W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles such prominent media-driven myths--stories about or by the news media that are widely believed but which,  Read more...
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Campbell, W. Joseph, Ph. D.
Getting it wrong.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009047705
(OCoLC)449860525
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 9780520945609 0520945603
OCLC Number: 643326999
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents: "I'll furnish the war": the making of a media myth --
Fright beyond measure? the myth of The war of the worlds --
Murrow vs. McCarthy: timing makes the myth --
The Bay of Pigs-New York Times suppression myth --
Debunking the "Cronkite moment" --
The nuanced myth: bra burning at Atlantic City --
It's all about the media: Watergate's heroic-journalist myth --
The "fantasy panic": the news media and the crack-baby myth --
"She was fighting to the death": mythmaking in Iraq --
Hurricane Katrina and the myth of superlative reporting --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: W. Joseph Campbell.

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"Persuasive and entertaining." -- Edward Kosner Wall Street Journal "Toting big guns and an itchy trigger-finger, Campbell flattens established myths that you were brought up to believe were true." Read more...

 
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