The Political Pundits

The Political Pundits

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The Political Pundits surveys in detail the small, elite group of persons who comment on and analyze politics in newspapers and newsmagazines, on political media. Dan Nimmo and James E. Combs discuss the key political role pundits play, their methods and strategies, and the potential danger they present to American political life. American democracy is being transformed into a punditocracy, which replaces serious citizen debate with discussion guided by show business values. Punditry, Nimmo and Combs argue, produces symbolic rather than effective healing of political ills, political paternalism rather than political reflection, and, in the end, public disenchantment with politics.the bemused Geraldo Rivera; the curious Larry King; the abrasive Morton Downey, Jr.; the alternatingly outraged and ... In 1989 at the annual convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, several TV talk show hosts gathered withanbsp;...

Title:The Political Pundits
Author:Dan D. Nimmo, James E. Combs
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1992-01-01


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