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Outrage Industry Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility

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ISBN-10: 0199928975

ISBN-13: 9780199928972

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jeffrey M. Berry, Sarah Sobieraj

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In early 2012, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student who advocated for insurance coverage of contraceptives, "wants to be paid to have sex." Over the next few days, Limbaugh attacked Fluke personally, often in crude terms, while a powerful backlash grew, led by organizations such as the National Organization for Women. But perhaps what was most notable about the incident was that it wasn't unusual. From Limbaugh's venomous attacks on Fluke to liberal radio host Mike Malloy's suggestion that Bill O'Reilly "drink a vat of poison... Land choke to death," over-the-top discourse in today's political opinion media is pervasive.Anyone…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/7/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Sarah Sobieraj is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.