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Media of the Republic/Charles, Gerar/Paper/1876262060/S048-A2
Steele Wilson Books
In the present political climate, The Media of the Republic will either thrill or infuriate. Analysing the way the media dealt with the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Gerard Charles first sketches the philosophical assumptions that form the backdrop to the media reporting. He then shows how these philosophical assumptions give rise to a political agenda which is continually imposed upon the reporting of the accident and its aftermath.
The examination takes in a range of media activity but by far the concentration is on the daily editions of one particular Murdoch newspaper during the period 1 September to 9 September 1997. The newspaper examined is not only a stallion from the stables of a worldwide media empire but, as the author claims, is representative of the media reaction to Diana's death.
The examination is unrelenting and plenty of evidence and argument are produced to justify the sometimes startling exposure of the media's tactics and objectives. The Media of the Republic is an uncompromising attack on some of the major degenerative elements of modern society.