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ERIC Number: EJ253609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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The Scapegoating of Bruno Richard Hauptmann: The Rhetorical Process in Prejudicial Publicity.
Wilkie, Carol
Central States Speech Journal, v32 n2 p100-10 Sum 1981
Examines the publicity in the 1935 trial for the kidnapping and death of Charles Lindbergh's son. Applies Burke's theory of human victimage. Concludes that this case may be one of the most blatant examples of journalistic scapegoating in history and a graphic illustration of publicity becoming dangerously prejudicial. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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