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Amber Boydstun
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Amber Boydstun is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. She is author ofMaking the News: Politics, the Media, and Agenda Setting(2013, University of Chicago Press) and co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence (2008, Cambridge University Press).

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Syria vs. Cyrus

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 1:33 PM

In the wake of last week's Video Music Awards (VMAs), Alan Thicke, whose son Robin performed opposite Miley Cyrus, tweeted: "The firestorm rages on. VMA now stands for 'View Miley's Ass.' BTW, they're killing people with chemical weapons in Syria." The fallout from Cyrus's controversial performance immediately thrust her into...

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