In the Tank—A Bound Blog

How the Media Political Machine Used Conveyance of Toxic Information to Become the Latest Political Force to Be Reckoned With

by Mark A. Anderson


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Book Details

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Publication Date : 11/12/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781440162817
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781440162831

About the Book

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.


About the Author

Mark Anderson has spent 15 years in the United States Armed Forces in service to country. He is a commissioned officer with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in history and political science respectively. He served as an Operations Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006 earning him both the Bronze Star Service Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Recently promoted to the rank of Major, Mark continues to serve this nation faithfully. He enjoys reading, and writing. He is a native of Arkansas and currently resides in central Oklahoma.