Grand Theft 2000

Grand Theft 2000

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The battle for the White House following the election of November 7, 2000, was one of the major media spectacles in American history. From the uncertainty of election night to Al Gore's concession to George W. Bush's acceptance of the mantle of president-elect, Douglas Kellner demonstrates why the media was culpable in the theft of the presidency, ultimately bringing to power one of the most right wing administrations in American history. By applying critical social theory, cultural studies, and media criticism to buttress his arguments, Kellner concludes that Election 2000 reveals a crisis in contemporary American democracy. A final chapter critically dissects the first 100 days of the Bush presidency, which is emerging as one of the most reactionary in history.The Bush camp, meanwhile, approved submission of a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of the Florida Supreme Court ... The night of November 21, after the Florida Supreme Court mandated the manual recount and ordered that the tallies be ... Moreover, the next day, almost every legal authority interviewed on television doubted whether the U.S. Supreme Court would accept the Bush request on the groundsanbsp;...

Title:Grand Theft 2000
Author:Douglas Kellner
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2001-01-01


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