RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 53932652 LA English T1 The Republican noise machine : right-wing media and how it corrupts democracy A1 Brock, David,, PB Crown Publishers PP New York YR 2004 SN 1400048753 9781400048755 AB "In The Republican Noise Machine, David Brock documents perhaps the most important but least understood political development of the last thirty years: how the Republican Right has won political power and hijacked public discourse in the United States." "Brock, a former right-wing insider and the author of the New York Times' Blinded by the Right, uses his understanding of the strategies, tactics, financing, and personalities of the American right wing to demonstrate how the once-fringe phenomenon of right-wing media has all but subsumed the regular media conversation, shaped the national consciousness, and turned American politics sharply to the right." "From the disputed 2000 presidential election to the war with Iraq to the political battles of 2004, Brock's penetrating analysis of right-wing media theories and methodology reveals that the Republican Right views the media as an extension of a broader struggle for political power. By tracing the political impact of right-wing media, Brock shows how disproportionate conservative influence in the media is integrally linked to the Republican Right's current domination of all three branches of government, to the propping up of the Bush administration, and to the inability of Democrats to voice their opposition to this political sea change or to compete on an even playing field."--Jacket.