NPR logo

In Heated Season, Politics Infuse Pop Culture

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4050431/4050432" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
In Heated Season, Politics Infuse Pop Culture

Media

In Heated Season, Politics Infuse Pop Culture

In Heated Season, Politics Infuse Pop Culture

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4050431/4050432" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption

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.