In 2008, while America witnessed one of our nation’s most exciting general elections, the American news media was launching its own political campaign—one that injected spin and bias, in its most toxic form, into the delivery of almost every story related to the presidential elections.
Mark Anderson has spent fifteen years serving his country in the United States Armed Forces and shares his blog entries that chronologically document the sometimes blatant tactics employed by the news media during the primary and general elections. Through his personal observations, Anderson contemplates whether the outcome of the election was solely the will of the people or in part a result of the toxic reporting methods employed by the news media. Anderson also examines how the news media systematically ostracized Senator Hillary Clinton when Senator Barack Obama reached “rock star status” during the national elections, how the focus on John McCain’s health and age played a part in his general elections loss, and how American news media entities successfully reversed the public’s infatuation with then Governor Sarah Palin.
In the Tank—A Bound Blog offers a thoughtful scrutiny of the American news media industry as a whole during a monumental time in America’s history and encourages lively discussions on how much political power it now possesses.