Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Your Call 061808 The New Blue Media

What explains the success of left wing media? On the next Your Call we speak with Theodore Hamm, author of The New Blue Media- How Michael Moore, MoveOn.org, Jon Stewart and Company Are Transforming Progressive Politics. Hamm says the new left media has grown in power and influence by adopting three strategies- satire, polemic and the activism. But is the popularity of Michael Moore, The Daily Show and Daily Kos dependent on an unpopular Bush Administration? Has the ground work been laid for continued influence if Obama takes the White House? It's Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar and you.

Theodore Hamm in San Francisco
The founding editor of The Brooklyn Rail. His first book, Rebel and a Cause, about the 1960 execution of San Quentin death row author Caryl Chessman, was published by the University of California Press in 2001. His new book is The New Blue Media: Progressive Politics and Culture in the Bush Years.

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