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The Resource FDR and the press, Graham J. White

FDR and the press, Graham J. White

Label
FDR and the press
Title
FDR and the press
Statement of responsibility
Graham J. White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Franklin D. Roosevelt's tempestuous, adversary relationship with the American press is celebrated in the literature of his administrations. Historians have documented the skill and virtuosity that he displayed in his handling and exploitation of the press. Graham J. White discovers the well of Roosevelt's excessive ardor: an intractable political philosophy that pitted him against a fierce (though imaginary) enemy, the written press. White challenges and disproves Roosevelt's contention that the press was unusually severe and slanted in its treatment of the Roosevelt years. His original work traces FDR's hostile assessment of the press to his own political philosophy: an ideology that ordained him a champion of the people, whose task it was to preserve American democracy against the recurring attempt by Hamiltonian minorities (newspaper publishers and captive reporters) to wrest control of their destiny from the masses. White recounts Roosevelt's initial victory over the press corps, and the effect his wily manipulations had on press coverage of his administrations and on his own public image. He believes Roosevelt's denunciation of the press was less an accurate description of the press's behavior towards his administrations than a product of his own preconceptions about the nature of the Presidency. White concludes that Roosevelt's plan was to disarm those he saw as the foes of democracy by accusing them of unfairly maligning him.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Graham J
Dewey number
320.9/73/0917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.W456
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Government and the press
  • United States
  • État et presse
  • Presse
Label
FDR and the press, Graham J. White
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Revision of the author's thesis, University of Sydney, 1977
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The best newspaperman who has ever been president of the United States -- 2. I can appreciate what you are told to write -- 3. The group more resented by the president than any other group in American life -- 4. The famous eighty-five percent -- 5. His displeasure, like the rain, falls equally upon the just and the unjust -- 6. Nothing would help him more than to have it known that the newspapers were all against him -- 7. Is a Jefferson on the horizon?
Control code
4498442
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780226895123
Lccn
78011423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)76403
Label
FDR and the press, Graham J. White
Publication
Note
  • Revision of the author's thesis, University of Sydney, 1977
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The best newspaperman who has ever been president of the United States -- 2. I can appreciate what you are told to write -- 3. The group more resented by the president than any other group in American life -- 4. The famous eighty-five percent -- 5. His displeasure, like the rain, falls equally upon the just and the unjust -- 6. Nothing would help him more than to have it known that the newspapers were all against him -- 7. Is a Jefferson on the horizon?
Control code
4498442
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780226895123
Lccn
78011423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)76403

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