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Relationship Analysis among Media, Public Opinion and the Presidential Statements during George Bush`s War on Drugs
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Relationship Analysis among Media, Public Opinion and the Presidential Statements during George Bush`s War on Drugs
Lee, Hyo-Seong; Ryu, Seung-Kwan;
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 Abstract
This study tested a path model of agenda building examining the relationship among the media, the public and the presidential statements on the issue of drug abuse during the Bush administration`s War on Drugs. The results showed that a dynamic and interactive relationship among aforementioned actors. First, the real-world conditions strongly increased both media coverage and presidential statements. Second, the news media and president influenced each other. Third, public concern, however, did not function as a significant factor in agenda-building process in this study. The result of this study indicates that Bush was not utterly a reactive or proactive president in terms of his relationship with the media. That is, news media and the president interacted regarding the drug issues; the relationship between President Bush and the media for drug issues was reciprocal.
 Keywords
Media;Public Opinion;George Bush;War on Drugs;Agenda Setting;Agenda Building;
 Language
English
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