University of California Press (2010)

Abstract
"I'll furnish the war": the making of a media myth -- Fright beyond measure? the myth of the war of the worlds -- Murrow vs. McCarthy: timing makes the myth -- The Bay of Pigs/New York Times suppression myth -- Debunking the "Cronkite moment" -- The nuanced myth: bra burning at Atlantic City -- It's all about the media: Watergate's heroic-journalist myth -- The "fantasy panic": the news media and the crack-baby myth -- "She was fighting to the death": mythmaking in Iraq -- Hurricane Katrina and the myth of superlative reporting -- Conclusion.
Keywords Journalistic ethics History  Journalism History  Press and politics History  Sensationalism in journalism History  Journalism History
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Call number PN4756.C36 2010
ISBN(s) 0520262093   9780520262096   0520255666
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