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Talk radio's America : how an industry took over a political party that took over the United States / Brian Rosenwald.

Author/Creator:
Rosenwald, Brian, 1983- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 358 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Radio talk shows -- Political aspects -- United States.
Radio talk show hosts -- United States.
Radio in politics -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Right-wing extremists -- United States.
Political parties -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Conservatism.
Political parties.
Politics and government.
Radio in politics.
Radio talk show hosts.
Right-wing extremists.
United States.
Summary:
The march to the Trump presidency began in 1988, when Rush Limbaugh went national. Brian Rosenwald charts the transformation of AM radio entertainers into political kingmakers. By giving voice to the conservative base, they reshaped the Republican Party and fostered demand for a president who sounded as combative and hyperbolic as a talk show host.-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The colossus rises
With talent on loan from God
Media that sounds like us
Necessity, mother of invention
The new Republican king
Bill Clinton, talk radio innovator
Stopping legislation in its tracks
The political earthquake
Everything changes
The Democrats wake up
Talk radio takes over television-and tries to impeach a president
Money propels talk radio to the right
Talk radio in the 2000s: big changes for the medium and for politics
The parties go their own ways
Disgruntled but still loyal - unless you're a moderate
The titans of talk, 1-bipartisanship, 0
Never a Republican puppet
The conservative media empire
I hope he fails
The relationship sours
Hunting RINOs
Trying (and failing) to govern
Turning the power structure upside down
The president that talk radio made
The big picture.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780674185012
0674185013
OCLC:
1089996653
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