Jeffrey P. Jones's Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Political PDF

By Jeffrey P. Jones

during this thoroughly revised and up-to-date version (including 8 new chapters), Jeffrey Jones charts the evolution and maturation of political leisure tv through studying The day-by-day express with Jon Stewart, The Colbert file, Politically Incorrect/Real Time with invoice Maher, and Michael Moore's television state and the grim fact. This quantity investigates how and why those exhibits were primary destinations for the critique of political and fiscal energy and a major source for voters in the course of quite a few political crises. In an age of Truthiness, pretend information and funny political speak have confirmed themselves manageable kinds of replacement reporting and important capability for ascertaining fact, and within the method, wondering the legitimacy of stories media's function because the basic mediator of political lifestyles. The publication additionally addresses the continual claims that those courses have cynical results and create misinformed younger voters, demonstrating as a substitute how such programming offers for an educated, lively, and significant citizenship. the recent version takes account of the numerous adjustments that experience happened in tv and political tradition due to the fact interesting Politics' preliminary release.

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