Rather than focusing on the war between the allied troops and the Iraqis, this study examines instead the propaganda war waged by the American media. The author attacks the role of the media during the conflict, accusing them of silencing those wishing to voice their opposition to the war and so providing George Bush with the platform necessary to preach his war policies. By using their power and influence, the media were able to spoon-feed the American public with their version of the war. As a result of this action, they failed to assume their democratic responsibilities to report on all aspects of the conflict.
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Book Description Westview Pr (Short Disc). Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0813316146I5N00
Book Description Westview Press c. 1992, Boulder CO, 1992. Hardcover; First Printing. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 34906