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Author Jones, Jason, 1981-

Title The American rhetorical construction of the Iranian nuclear threat [electronic resource] / Jason Jones.

Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 191 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Introduction: Executive Power, the Press, and Iran -- Chapter 2 The United States Versus Iran: Stasis Theoryand Defining the Nuclear Debate -- Chapter 3 Controlling the Discourse: Interviews with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- Chapter 4 Verbal Tug-of-War: An Interview with the Enemy -- Chapter 5 The 2007 National Intelligence Estimate : A Visual Analysis of News Coverage -- Chapter 6 Before World War III: Discourse Studiesand Social Change -- Appendix A Excerpt from Interview on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos and Peter Jennings -- Appendix B Interview with Jonathan Karl of ABC News -- Appendix C Excerpt from Interview with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News -- Appendix D Excerpt from Interview on CBSs Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer and Doyle McManus -- Appendix E Excerpt from Remarks to the National Conference of Editorial Writers -- Appendix F Excerpt from Interview with Bill OReilly of The OReilly Factor on Fox News -- Appendix G Excerpt from Interview with Andrea Koppel of CNN -- Appendix H Excerpt from Interview with Barbara Slavinand Ray Locker of USA Today -- Appendix I Excerpt from Interview on the Sean Hannity Show -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary From 2002 to 2008, the Bush administration argued that Iran was developing nuclear weapons, despite years of inconclusive International Atomic Energy Agency inspection reports. In the absence of substantive evidence, much of the debate was conducted via public forums with a heavy persuasive element to the discourse. This book offers an in-depth consideration of the rhetoric surrounding Irans controversial nuclear programme. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, examining speeches, interviews, news reports, online message boards and newspaper layouts during the Bush Presidency (2000-2008). Engaging with visual grammar and narrative, the book looks at layouts from the Associated Press, The New York Times and The Washington Post, amongst others. The book points out, using rhetorical theory and discourse analysis, the conditions that lent credibility to the Bush administrations position by examining the arguments Bush and his political surrogates put forward, and the discourse strategies that influenced which ideas gained salience and which were downplayed. Political communication and Foucaults theory of governmentality are brought in to articulate the implications regarding the influence, importance and expansion of executive power.
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Subject Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Weapons of mass destruction -- Press coverage -- United States.
Iran -- Military policy -- Press coverage -- United States.
Nuclear weapons -- Press coverage -- United States.
Press and politics -- United States.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jones, Jason. American rhetorical construction of the iranian nuclear threat. [S.l.] : Continuum, 2011 1441105743 (OCoLC)697599793
ISBN 9781441120144 (electronic bk.)
1441120149 (electronic bk.)