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Tony Blair's television political interviews in the aftermath of the Iraq war.

  This thesis studies the political television interview with a particular focus on three
interviews undertaken by Tony Blair. The answers the Prime Minister gave about the
invasion of Iraq in 2003 have been scrutinised in detail. The purpose of this piece of work
is to analyse the tactics and techniques employed by Tony Blair in the television political
interview. Two types of methodology are used in this thesis: qualitative content analysis
and rhetorical analysis. This study focuses on the rhetoric used by the Prime Minister and
the body language employed by Tony Blair when interviewed on television.
The main findings from this thesis was the Prime Minister's use of 'positive' and
'negative' language when answering a question, his uncertainty when challenged about
Iraq and the link between the rhetoric employed by the Prime Minister and his body
language.

  • Type:

    Thesis

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    JN101 Great Britain

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    941 British Isles

Citation

Ferguson, A. J. D. Tony Blair's television political interviews in the aftermath of the Iraq war. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6692

Keywords

Tony Blair; Iraq war;

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