This work examines how the mainstream American media reacts to pro-war and anti-war themes throughout the 'War on Terror' in regards to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Using a political economy approach, the author addresses the ways in which corporations that own media reinforce official doctrines and propaganda by contrasting the content of American media to that of other global media.
Public trust, media, and the "War on Terror" -- All the news that's fit to omit : a background to pro-war media -- Weapons of mass diversion / Anthony DiMaggio and Paul Fasse -- The media's war -- Railing Iraqi resistance : "insurgency," militias, and the unfolding civil war -- Free speech fatalities -- A world of Orwellian doublethink -- Doctrines of media and state : hailing humanitarianism, dismissing disaster -- Catapult the media -- Afghanistan and 9/11: the "War on Terror" declared -- A game plan for infinite war? -- Conclusion: Progressive media reform : a movement for the 21st century.
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 28th April 2008
Publisher: University Press of America