| By Kevin C. Brown |

Jan. 24, 2012 — In “The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama” (2011), Anthony DiMaggio questions the widely-shared notion that the Tea Party constitutes a “mass movement,” and instead shows how media filters and political power have shaped the perceived size and power of the group. In the interview, DiMaggio also discusses the meaning of “propaganda,” the state of Tea Party in 2012, and the Occupy Movement.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in February 2013.

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