Journal of Politics Vol. 70, Issue 4, Pages 1-21 October 2008 HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. Matthew Baum Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications Citation Baum, Matthew A., and Tim Groeling. "Crossing the Water's Edge: Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage and the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomenon." Journal of Politics 70.4 (October 2008): 1-21.