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Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon. StGoing Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon. Strategies have included labeling opponents from non-traditional political backgrounds as dumb or lightweight, an approach that got upended when a veteran actor and rookie candidate named Ronald Reagan won the California governorship in 1966, setting him on a path to the White House. The negative tone of campaigns has also been ratcheted up dramatically since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: Campaign commercials now routinely run pictures of international villains and suggest, sometimes overtly, at other times more subtly, that political opponents are less than resolute in prosecuting the war on terror. The book also outlines a series of races in which negative campaigning has backfired, because the charges were not credible or the candidate on the attack did not understand the political sentiments of the local electorate they were trying to persuade. The effect of newer technologies on negative campaigning is also examined, including blogs and Web video, in addition to tried and true methods like direct mail....

Title : Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning
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ISBN : 9780742545014
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 277 Pages
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Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning Reviews

  • Eric
    2019-03-04 21:44

    So . . . I just got this book in the mail today. All I can say is:when I get done running negative campaigins on all my drinking partners I'm going to be the most popular person in the bar! You've been warned . . . Note: honestly, I will let you know what I think when I'm done.

  • Chad
    2019-02-26 17:42

    'Tis the season!

  • JRB
    2019-02-19 18:41

    This would serve well for selected readings for a college course. Not as exciting or revelatory as it might have been.

  • Katrin
    2019-03-05 16:56

    I have always hated negative campaigns. This book shed a new light on them--there is a reason for them. It is now very interesting to listen and analyze them.