Niki Hemmer


GUEST: Nicole Hemmer is a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. She is also a U.S. News & World Report Contributing Editor. Her latest book is “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.” Coy welcomes Niki back to the program to discuss her recent research on the history of the Alt Right in America.

“In Messengers of the Right, Nicole Hemmer explains how conservative media became the institutional and organizational nexus of the conservative movement, transforming audiences into activists and activists into a reliable voting base. Hemmer also explores how the idea of liberal media bias emerged, why conservatives have been more successful at media activism than liberals, and how the right remade both the Republican Party and American news media. Messengers of the Right follows broadcaster Clarence Manion, book publisher Henry Regnery, and magazine publisher William Rusher as they evolved from frustrated outsiders in search of a platform into leaders of one of the most significant and successful political movements of the twentieth century.”


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Monday, October 23, 2017.





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