Friday, October 28, 2011

CSPAN Video 21: Presidents, Presidential Candidates, and the Media

This C-SPAN video clip features Stephen Farnsworth, Assistant Professor of Political Communications at George Mason University and author of Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves, discussing how presidents use the media to sell image over substance.  Prof. Farnsworth talks about then President-elect Barack Obama and former President Ronald Reagan and how they both used the media.  Interesting insight and analysis.  The clip includes a portion of Reagan's speech at Normandy Beach in 1984. 

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