Reframing the gender gap in American political sex scandals in the #MeToo era

Authored by: Hinda Mandell

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:

10.4324/9781351173001-32

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Abstract

The roots of American political sex scandals run deep, and can be dug up all the way back to the founding of the Republic (Summers, 2000). Yet media coverage today focusing on raucous and raunchy politicians is significantly more aggressive, and certainly a more contemporary phenomenon.

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