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Frank Rich on New Media and the Upcoming Presidential Election

ICYMI: We’ve posted part three of our three-part interview with New York magazine columnist Frank Rich, in which he talks about the intersection between culture and politics, new media and the upcoming Presidential election, and the dangers of the “meaningless gaffe.” According to Rich, the influence of a ubiquitous pop culture on the voting population is tremendous.

“To watch them [President Obama and Mitt Romney] grapple with, on one hand, the changes in the news media, and on one hand, The Voice, American Idol, and SNL, it’s fascinating,” he says.

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As a Columnist, Frank Rich ‘Tunes Out’ the Praise and the Criticism

In the second installment of our Media Beat interview with Frank Rich, the New York magazine columnist, he talks about the mechanics of his job and dealing with the inevitable criticism. In fact, the “Butcher of Broadway” says, “You have to tune out the praise and the criticism.”

“If you start to think, ‘Will people like me?,’ you’ll never have an opinion about anything,” he adds.

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Part 1: New York Mag’s Frank Rich Talks About the ‘Comedy, Satire, and Farce’ Behind HBO’s ‘Veep’
Part 3: Frank Rich on the ‘Great Theater’ of Politics and Pop Culture

New York Mag’s Frank Rich Talks About the ‘Comedy, Satire, and Farce’ Behind HBO’s Veep

In the first of our three-part part Media Beat interview with New York writer-at-large Frank Rich, we talk about his new HBO program Veep, how he first came in contact with Veep creator Armando Iannucci, and how he feels about being the inspiration for a character on the program dubbed “The Beltway Butcher.”

“I think comedy, satire, and farce, which is also a little bit of Veep, heightens everything,” Rich says.

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Part 2: As a Columnist, Frank Rich ‘Tunes Out’ the Praise and the Criticism
Part 3: Frank Rich on the ‘Great Theater’ of Politics and Pop Culture