The shifting boundaries of elite and tabloid media in political sex scandals

Authored by: Esa Väliverronen , Laura Juntunen

The routledge companion to media and scandal

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815387596
eBook ISBN: 9781351173001
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351173001-18

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Abstract

Intimate revelations of politicians’ private lives have become a recurring feature of political journalism across advanced industrial democracies since the 1990s. Since the Clinton–Lewinsky case, political sex scandals have become a global phenomenon, although national differences in conceptions of private and public still seem to exist.

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