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PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 117: Does television run elections?

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We waited until the last, last possible second to say anything about the election. And here it is, published the day before the 2012 U.S. presidential election: our exploration of what all this TV business has to do with all this political business. Basically: It’s had a bigger impact than we thought.

My research:

  • Fox, Julia R. et al. “No Joke: A Comparison of Substance in The Daily Show with John Stewart and Broadcast Network Television Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, June 2007.
  • Garrett, Kelly. “The Internet Electorate.” Communications of the ACM. March 2011.
  • Prior, Markus. “The Incumbent in the Living Room: The Rise of Television and the Incumbency Advantage in U.S. House Elections.” The Journal of Politics, Vol. 68, No. 3, August 2006.
  • Reilly, Ian. “Satirical Fake News and/as American Political Discourse.” The Journal of American Culture,  Volume 35, Number 3, September 2012.
  • Takacs, Stacy. “Burning Bush: Sitcom Treatments of the Bush Presidency.” The Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2011.
  • Wattal, Sunil, et al. Web 2.0 and Politics: The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and an E-politics Research Agenda.” MIS Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, Dec. 2010.

Holly’s research:

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