TITLE

THE POLITICS OF IRONY

AUTHOR(S)
Ross, Alex
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
New Republic;11/8/93, Vol. 209 Issue 19, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Asserts that television personalities David Letterman and Rush Limbaugh are both products of the same ironic sensibility. Effects of their political views on U.S. President Bill Clinton's policies; History of the "The Tonight Show" and similar talk shows; Techniques employed by television hosts; Destruction of Orson Welles; Clintonian liberalism; Description of the politics of irony; Collegiate silliness of David Letterman.
ACCESSION #
12083871

 

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