In Heated Season, Politics Infuse Pop Culture

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Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, one of the Regnery Publishing political titles that have climbed the best-seller lists this year. hide caption

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Media watchers say recent book and film trends suggest a "perfect storm" of politically motivated popular culture, which has been building for years. Books from the left and right top best-seller lists, while films like Fahrenheit 9/11 draw box-office crowds. Hear NPR's Lynn Neary.

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