|aMedia madness :|bthe corruption of our political culture /|cJames Bowman.
|aNew York :|bEncounter Books,|cc2008.
|a133 p. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 119-128) and index.
|aIntroduction: Ideology, honor, and the media -- The illusions of "objectivity" and "professionalism" -- Taking us behind the scenes : feelings, failings, and foibles -- The language of hyperbole and the manufacture of reality -- Intelligence and status : the great scandal hunt -- The therapeutic model : root causes, vicious circles, and moral equivalence -- Conclusion : helping celebrities to bring utopia.
Goes behind the headlines to explore the inner workings of the mainstream media, as well as the crisis of its declining authority, circulation, and viewership, contending that a fixed dedication to a spurious notion of objectivity, along with its addiction to scandal and conviction of its moral superiority, have led to a worldwide exodus to other news sources.