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.