Ignoring the President: Barack Obama and the Postrhetorical Presidency Chapter uri icon

abstract

  • The rhetorical presidency model made good sense within the traditional media market of the twentieth century, but makes little sense within the new media market of the new millennium. The era of the rhetorical presidency was characterized by a relationship between the presidency and the press that was reciprocal, mutually beneficial, and stable; the era of the post-rhetorical presidency is characterized by a relationship between the presidency and the press that is independent, competitive, and unstable. The post-rhetorical presidency began with the Bush Administration and flourished with the Obama Administration’s expert use of social and new media. Trump has only continued what his predecessors started.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mercieca, J.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Martin, S. A.

Book Title

  • Columns to Characters The Presidency and the Press Enter the Digital Age

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM