In Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us about Donald J. Trump, ten highly-respected rhetoricians from around the country produce responses to the book’s title. Each chapter is written for readers who may or may not know anything about the study of rhetoric. The authors all take unique angles on Trump—including analyzing his persuasive uses of anti-Semitism, demagoguery, political sloganeering, and visual identity. The authors’ goal is to explain a little bit about rhetoric and to help readers understand what rhetoric can teach us about Trump. Specifically, about how he uses language, symbols, and even style to appeal to the people in his various audiences. Audiences, by the way, which now include billions of people and literally span the globe.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction to Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump Ryan Skinnell Chapter 1: Demagoguery and the Donald's Duplicitous Victimhood Michael J. Steudeman Chapter 2: Who Owns Donald Trump’s Antisemitism? Ira Allen Chapter 3: What Passes for Truth in the Trump Era: Telling It Like It Isn’t Ryan Skinnell Chapter 4: Rhetorics of Fear and Loathing: Donald Trump's Populist Style Anna M. Young Chapter 5: Charisma Isn’t Leadership, and Other Lessons We Can Learn from Trump the Businessman Patricia Roberts-Miller Chapter 6: How #Trump Broke/red the Internet Collin Gifford Brooke Chapter 7: Great Television: Trump and the Shadow Archetype Paul J. Achter Chapter 8: Trump’s Not Just a Bad Apple: He’s Part of a Spoiled Bunch Jennifer Wingard Chapter 9: Putting the Ass is Aspirational: Golf, Donald, and the Digital Ghosts of Scotland Davis W. Houck Chapter 10: Donald Trump’s Perverse Political Rhetoric Joshua Gunn Notes, Contributors, References