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I'm writing a piece on television and politics in the US, focusing in
particular on how the fact that public discourse in America occurs
primarily through an entertainment medium affects politics. George Bush
setting out the cultural choices before the American family as The Waltons
vs The Simpsons, Newt Gingrich reducing complex policy issues to movies,
Bob Dole doing Saturday Night Live etc..
I'd like help with examples, anecdotes and sources.
I'd appreciate any ideas
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