American Foreign Policy and the Media

American Foreign Policy and the Media

American Foreign Policy and the Media

By Krystal Hartig from Perth USAsia Centre | 11 Aug 2017

American Foreign Policy and the Media teaser Mr Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large for The Altantic and Editor of Atlantic Live was hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre for a private roundtable luncheon under Chatham House rules, on American foreign policy and the media.

Key Takeaways
  • The politics of distraction. The world is bearing witness to the power in the politics of distraction. With US President Trump's tweets regularly grabbing media headlines, there remains many opportunities for other issues to go unnoticed.
  • Fake news is not a new concept. The concept of 'fake news' is not new.  The negotiation of 'truth' in the media has been going on for some time.
  • The US Presidency is more than a person, but a franchise. There is a model of looking at the US Presidency which depicts the U.S. President as being more than a person, but a franchise. The United States (US) is, at least in spirit, is currently experiencing a process of strategic contraction.

Krystal Hartig is a Research and Program Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre

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