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Acknowledgements 7 ONE Why? How? What? 9 TWO Press Gangs: The Role of the Newspaper in Canadian Political Life 29 THREE The Masses and the Masseys: The Political History of Broadcasting in Canada 49 FOUR The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Culture, Ideology, and the Media 75 FIVE (Almost) Everywhere They Are in Chains: The Political Economy of Communications in Canada 99 SIX Sticks, Carrots, and Party Favours: State and Political Regulation of the Media 125 SEVEN Life in the Sausage Factory: Possibilities and Constraints of Media Organizations 151 EIGHT The Decline and Fall of the American Empire: Space and Time in the Work of Innis, Grant, and McLuhan 183 NINE Mass Rallies, Mass Consumption, and (Mass) Confusion: Approaches to the Media in the Postmodern World 205 TEN Drums and Wires: The Political Deconstruction of Canadian Texts 230 ELEVEN Moving Voters, Moving Accounts, and Moving Wallpaper: The Politics of Reading 259 TWELVE Lies, Damn Lies, and Opinion Polls: Do the Media Massage the Message? 289 THIRTEEN From Experience to Editorial: Gatekeeping, Agenda-Setting, Priming, and Framing 315 FOURTEEN Social Responsibility and Antisocial Irresponsibility: Ethics, Participation, Political Activism, and the Media 349 Bibliography 375