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Soundbites and spin doctors : how politicians manipulate the media - and vice versa, Nicholas Jones

Label
Soundbites and spin doctors : how politicians manipulate the media - and vice versa
Title
Soundbites and spin doctors
Title remainder
how politicians manipulate the media - and vice versa
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The relationship between British politicians and the news media is ambivalent. Politicians are quick to complain about media distortion and intrusion, and as quick to offer themselves to media exposure when it is in their interests to do so. And the media affect indignation at any suggestion of 'setting up' politicians while continually trying to lure political figures into the careless phrase or indiscretion which will trigger a news story. Lubricating this relationship are press secretaries and the parliamentary lobby, the image consultants and the spin doctors, some of whom have become almost as familiar as the politicians themselves
  • The staple elements of reporting have become the soundbite - the short, pithy statement encapsulating a political position or reaction - and the photo-opportunity, the photographic session contrived to make a statement: John Selwyn Gummer feeding a British-beef hamburger to his daughter, David Mellor posing with his family as a sex scandal reverberates around him
Cataloging source
Uk
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4748.G7
LC item number
J66 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Press and politics
  • Government and the press
  • Spin doctors
  • Manipulative behavior
  • Great Britain
Label
Soundbites and spin doctors : how politicians manipulate the media - and vice versa, Nicholas Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Staying in control
  • Casualties and survivors
  • Shifting sands
  • Introduction: The
  • hunters and the hunted
  • Rules of engagement
  • Slaves to the soundbite
  • The
  • love affair with the lens
  • Sources close to ...
  • Adding the spin
Control code
ocm33045236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 p. , [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780304345427
Lccn
96140544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Soundbites and spin doctors : how politicians manipulate the media - and vice versa, Nicholas Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Staying in control
  • Casualties and survivors
  • Shifting sands
  • Introduction: The
  • hunters and the hunted
  • Rules of engagement
  • Slaves to the soundbite
  • The
  • love affair with the lens
  • Sources close to ...
  • Adding the spin
Control code
ocm33045236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 p. , [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780304345427
Lccn
96140544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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