Mediaspeak: Three American Voices
This book defines and analyzes the content, structure, and values of three predominant types of public discourse, which are labeled Doublespeak, Salespeak, and Sensationspeak. These media messages are examined to determine how they are constructed and how they influence individuals, ideology, and culture. Discussions are illustrated with a diverse range of examples from popular culture, magazines, Internet sites, politics, television, and film. Fox argues that the Information Age has replaced actual reality with representations of reality. He states that electronic media dominates our lives. Together, these three voices saturate media and technology, profoundly influencing American culture. Fox suggests specific strategies for recognizing and understanding these coded messages.
This lively and informative discussion will appeal to anyone who is interested in learning how print and electronic media manipulate both individuals and society as a whole. The extensive research will appeal to media, communications, journalism, and cultural studies scholars alike.
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Because nobody can reason with it : the label wholly asserts what abortionists “
really " are . ... the speaker , the audience , the reasons for communicating , the
occasion , and the consequences of communicating versus remaining silent .
We ' ll get better at this for two main reasons . The first reason is that our culture ,
time and again , has accepted or tolerated doublethink . For example , O . J .
Simpson can be declared not guilty by one jury , yet guilty by another . Marshall ...
When pressed , actors such as Edwards can point to other reasons that qualify
them to provide expert testimony . ... fact that the actors are celebrities who are
also superficially associated with the issue is the main reason for their
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