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NEW TO THIS EDITION: • Provides an overview of Donald Trump’s campaign to help students understand the context and factors that led to him winning the election. • Thorough analysis of the role that media and money played in the elections provides a framework for understanding election results. •Provides insights into Congressional elections, their outcomes, and impact. KEY FEATURES: • On an incredibly fast production cycle, this volume publishes just 5 months after the election, bringing needed insight and analysis of the 2016 elections. • Tables, figures, and maps effectively display data and data analysis.

The Media: Covering Donald Trump
5 The media: Covering donald trump
Marjorie Randon Hershey

Early media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign portrayed it as a freak show. That was not surprising. There was the video showing a candidate who fired a machine gun in order to cook the bacon he had wrapped around its barrel. Another candidate was briefly attacked by a bald eagle while filming a campaign ad. There was the candidate whose private cell phone number was given out by a rival and who responded by setting fire to his flip phone. And then, of course, came the candidate—a major-party nominee for president—with the aerodynamically implausible hair style and the vulgar language.

The “Whoa, is this weird, or what?” tone of the media coverage ...

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