NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Called "disgraceful," "third ...

Author: Katy Tur

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062684943

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?
Categories: Political Science

Political Satire Postmodern Reality and the Trump Presidency

Political Satire  Postmodern Reality  and the Trump Presidency

Katy Tur, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (New York: HarperCollins, 2017). 122. Damian Paletta and Joel Achenback, “Trump Accuses Canadian Leader of Being 'Dishonest' and 'Weak.

Author: Mehnaaz Momen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498592758

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

View: 449

This book is an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of the takeover of politics by entertainment. The author looks for answers in the parallel evolution of satire, the media, and politics, and how each has influenced the other and the implications of this interconnectedness for political discourse.
Categories: Political Science

A Gist of Katy Tur s Unbelievable

A Gist of Katy Tur s Unbelievable

It roiled America and with it, my little life – Katy Tur INTRO Unbelievable is a campaign memoir by the 33-year-old ... her experience in her campaign memoir Unbelievable: My Front-row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.

Author: Claire Pearson

Publisher: Claire Pearson


Category: Political Science


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NBC News correspondent Katy Tur spent several months covering Trump's election campaign. As she has pointed out in her memoir 'Unbelievable,' it was not an easy task. To compound her problems, she had to endure the animosity of Trump. This is a commentary of her experience.
Categories: Political Science

American Pageant Volume II

American Pageant  Volume II

... The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (2010) Thomas Ricks, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (2006) Katy Tur, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (2017) Joby Warrick, ...

Author: David M. Kennedy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357390498

Category: History

Page: 50

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You may not think that a history book could make you laugh, but THE AMERICAN PAGEANT just might. It's known for being one of the most popular, effective and entertaining texts on American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations and the authors' trademark wit bring history to life. Learning aids make the book as accessible as it is enjoyable: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while primary sources and introductions to key historical figures give you a front row seat to the nation's past. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Issues for Debate in American Public Policy

Issues for Debate in American Public Policy

Katy Tur, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (2017), p. 80. 86. Richmond, Zinshteyn and Gross, op. cit. 87. Seema Mehta, “Orange County voted for a Democrat for president for the first time ...

Author: CQ Researcher,

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781544303956

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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Written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists, this annual collection of nonpartisan reports focuses on sixteen hot-button policy issues currently up for debate in America. With reports ranging from immigration and the economy to sports and sexual assault, Issues for Debate in American Public Policy, Nineteenth Edition promotes in-depth discussion, facilitates further research, and helps you formulate your own positions on crucial policy issues. And because it is CQ Researcher, the policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing you all sides of an issue. Because this annual volume comes together just months before publication, all selections are brand new and explore some of today’s most significant American public policy issues, including: The Trump presidency Affirmative action and college admissions High-tech policing Immigration and the economy Sports and sexual assault Trust in media And much more! Key Features Chapters follow a consistent organization, beginning with a summary of the issue, then exploring a number of key questions around the issue, next offering background to put the issue into current context, and concluding with a look ahead. A pro/con debate box in every chapter offers you the opportunity to critically analyze and discuss the policy issues by exploring a debate between two experts in the field. All issues include a chronology, a bibliography, photos, charts, and figures to offer you a more complete picture of the issue at hand.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race

Unbelievable: My front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history. New York: Dey Street Books. Van Dijk, Teun A. 1993. Elite discourses of racism. Newbury Park: Sage Publications. Varsanyi, Monica W. 2010.

Author: H. Samy Alim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190846015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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Over the past two decades, the fields of linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics have complicated traditional understandings of the relationship between language and identity. But while research traditions that explore the linguistic complexities of gender and sexuality have long been established, the study of race as a linguistic issue has only emerged recently. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race positions issues of race as central to language-based scholarship. In twenty-one chapters divided into four sections-Foundations and Formations; Coloniality and Migration; Embodiment and Intersectionality; and Racism and Representations-authors at the forefront of this rapidly expanding field present state-of-the-art research and establish future directions of research. Covering a range of sites from around the world, the handbook offers theoretical, reflexive takes on language and race, the larger histories and systems that influence these concepts, the bodies that enact and experience them, and the expressions and outcomes that emerge as a result. As the study of language and race continues to take on a growing importance across anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, education, linguistics, literature, psychology, ethnic studies, sociology, and the academy as a whole, this volume represents a timely, much-needed effort to focus these fields on both the central role that language plays in racialization and on the enduring relevance of race and racism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reformed American Dreams

Reformed American Dreams

... Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (New York: HarperCollins, 2017). 2 Tur, Unbelievable. 3 Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, rev. ed.

Author: Sheila M. Katz

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813594361

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Reformed American Dreams explores the experiences of low-income single mothers who pursued higher education while on welfare after the 1996 welfare reforms. This research occurred in an area where grassroots activism by and for mothers on welfare in higher education was directly able to affect the implementation of public policy. Half of the participants in Sheila M. Katz’s research were activists with the grassroots welfare rights organization, LIFETIME, trying to change welfare policy and to advocate for better access to higher education. Reformed American Dreams takes up their struggle to raise families, attend school, and become student activists, all while trying to escape poverty. Katz highlights mothers’ experiences as they pursued higher education on welfare and became grassroots activists during the Great Recession.
Categories: Social Science

The Ubiquitous Presidency

The Ubiquitous Presidency

Unbelievable : My front - row seat to the craziest campaign in American history . London , UK : HarperCollins , pp . 55–56 . 137. Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at El Paso rally . ( 2019 , February 12 ) . BBC News .

Author: Joshua M. Scacco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197520666

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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American democracy is in a period of striking tumult. The clash of a rapidly changing socio-technological environment and the traditional presidency has led to an upheaval in the scope and standards of executive leadership. Yet research on the presidency, although abundant, has been slow to adjust to changing realities associated with digital technologies, diverse audiences, and new elite practices. Meanwhile, journalists and the public continue to encounter and shape emerging presidential efforts in deeply consequential ways. Joshua Scacco and Kevin Coe bring needed insight to this complex situation by offering the first comprehensive framework for understanding contemporary presidential communication in relation to the current socio-technological environment. They call this framework the "ubiquitous presidency." Scacco and Coe argue that presidents harness new opportunities in the media environment to create a nearly constant and highly visible presence in political and nonpolitical arenas. They do this by trying to achieve longstanding presidential goals, namely visibility, adaptation, and control. However, in an environment where accessibility, personalization, and pluralism are omnipresent considerations, the strategies presidents use to achieve these goals are very different from what we once knew. Using this novel framework as a conceptual anchor, The Ubiquitous Presidency undertakes one of the most expansive analyses of presidential communication to date. Scacco and Coe employ a wide variety of approaches--ranging from surveys and survey-experiments, to large-scale automated content and network analyses, to qualitative textual analysis--to uncover new aspects of the intricate relationship between the president, news media, and the public. Focusing on the presidency since Ronald Reagan, and devoting particular attention to the cases of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, the book uncovers remarkable shifts in communication that test the institution of the presidency and, consequently, democratic governance itself.
Categories: Political Science

The MeToo Movement

The  MeToo Movement

... news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/22/white-women-helped-elect-trump-now-hes -losing-their-support/?utm_term=.d23009b2a313 Tur, Katy. 2017. Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440867507

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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This volume provides a concise but authoritative overview of the #MeToo Movement and its enormous impact on American society, from the studios of Hollywood to factories, campuses, and offices across the country. • Provides entries devoted to individual events as well as milestones • Presents biographical profiles to help readers to understand the motivations and accomplishments of important activists and figures • Offers essays that explore the lasting impact of the movement on American life • Features an annotated bibliography that directs readers to resources for further study
Categories: Social Science

What Were We Thinking

What Were We Thinking

“Before I know what's happening, his hands are on my shoulders and his lips are on my cheek,” Tur writes in Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. “Fuck. I hope the cameras didn't see that,” she ...

Author: Carlos Lozada

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982145644

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In this “crisp, engaging, and very smart” (The New York Times Book Review) work, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic digs into books of the Trump era and finds that our response to this presidency often reflects the same polarization, contradictions, and resentments that made it possible. It is an irony of our age that a man who rarely reads has unleashed an onslaught of books about his tenure and his time. Dissections of the white working class. Manifestos of political resistance. Works on identity, gender, and migration. Memoirs on race and protest. Revelations of White House mayhem. Warnings over the future of conservatism, progressivism, and of American democracy itself. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read just about all of them. In What Were We Thinking, he draws on some 150 recent volumes to explore how we understand ourselves in the Trump era. Lozada’s characters are not the president, his advisers, or his antagonists but the political and cultural ideas at play—and at stake—in America. Just as Trump’s election upended the country’s political establishment, it shocked its intellectual class. Though some of the books of the Trump era skillfully illuminate the challenges and transformations the nation faces, too many works are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. Lozada offers a provocative argument: Whether written by liberals or conservatives, activists or academics, true believers or harsh critics, the books of Trump’s America are vulnerable to the same failures of imagination that gave us this presidency in the first place. In What Were We Thinking, Lozada’s selections range from bestselling titles to little-known works, from thoroughly reported accounts of the administration to partisan polemics, from meditations on the fate of truth to memoirs about enduring—or enabling—the Trump presidency. He also identifies books that challenge entrenched assumptions and shift our vantage points, the books that best help us make sense of this era. The result is an “elegant yet lacerating” (The Guardian) intellectual history of our time, a work that transcends daily headlines to discern how we got here and how we thought here. What Were We Thinking will help today’s readers understand America, and will help tomorrow’s readers look back and understand us.
Categories: Political Science