By Danny Schechter
There have been wars happening in Iraq—one fought with armies of infantrymen, bombs, and fearsome army strength. the opposite used to be fought along it with cameras, satellites, armies of newshounds, and propaganda recommendations. One struggle used to be rationalized as an attempt to discover and disarm WMDs—Weapons of Mass Destruction; the opposite was once performed through much more strong WMDs, guns of Mass Deception.
Veteran journalist and media watcher Danny Schechter, a former ABC and CNN manufacturer, monitored and now analyzes the cheerleading for a battle during which reporting used to be sanitized, staged, and suppressed. the writer of Media Wars: information at a Time of Terror, The extra You Watch the fewer you recognize, and information Dissector, brings an insider’s wisdom in keeping with thirty years in journalism with an outsider’s point of view to critiquing media assurance. during the conflict he was once "self-embedded" at Mediachannel.org, the world’s greatest on-line media matters network.
Schechter’s insightful, wide-ranging critique of the yankee media’s battle insurance ambitions the best way a digital merger among the Pentagon and the media produced a struggle spectacle that the yankee public was once primed to work out, media collusion within the crusade to discredit the UN, "rightwing liberation theology" as battle propaganda, the comfy dating among information anchors and retired officials employed as army analysts, the controversies over Peter Arnett and Geraldo Rivera, the looting of Baghdad, the shortcoming of media specialise in civilian casualties, the disparities in assurance among U.S. and international media, and more.
Schechter’s nerve-racking indictment of the key media as purveyors of infotainment rather than information will function a warning call to reporters, media critics, and everybody who cares a couple of well-informed citizenry because the foundation of democracy.
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