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Analysis of the mainstream media's (especially television's) portrayal of the war contrasted with alternative media which charges "distortions, disinformation and outright lies." Kellner (philosophy, U. of Texas, Austin) draws on social theory, media criticism, to "... debunk the version of the Gulf War presented on television and to situate the Gulf War within the broader context of US society and culture," (from the introduction). Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Book Description Westview Press c. 1992, Boulder CO, 1992. Hardcover; First Printing. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents' top margins are a little wavy, otherwise are almost like new. Top of DJ's spine is faded. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. DJ is protected by clear plastic. ; 9-1/4" Tall, 460pp. Red cloth, bright gold lettering. WAR. "Attacks the myths, disinformation, and propaganda disseminated during the Gulf War. At once a work of social theory, media criticism, and political history, this book demonstrates how television served as a conduit for George Bush's war policies while silencing antiwar voices and foregoing spirited discussion of the complex issues involved. " Bibliography. Index. A few b/w photos. Seller Inventory # 34906