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User generated mud slinging

Beckett, Charlie (2008) User generated mud slinging. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (05 Jan 2008). Website.

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Abstract

American politics has always featured vicious attack adverts but now the amateurs are joining in the vitriol throwing. Mike Huckabee is the conservative Baptist who surprised the Republican establishment by winning the first primary in Iowa. So perhaps it’s no surprise that he is now the target for some brutal assaults on his record as Arkansas governor. One piece of citizen propaganda is making waves in the campaign. The 58 second video was created by Republican activist Fred Emis who posted it on YouTube as well as its own website and it’s been watched by tens of thousands of potential voters.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78629

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