Propaganda and War

U.S. offers $20 million for better PR on Iraq

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US seeks to spruce up war effort with better propaganda

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What's the object of objectivity?

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When reporters view "objectivity" as simply presenting "both sides" of a political argument, they can lose sight of more important values, and of the truth.

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The New York Times celebrates porn for troops

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From Massacre to Lap-Dance

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The Mythical end to the politics of fear

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All you’ve got to do is read the news pages of the New York Times to see systematic agenda-building for an airborne assault on Iran. Right now, in front of our eyes, the propaganda blitz is rivaling the kind of war groundwork laid by the same newspaper four years ago, replete with endless coverage of the U.S. government’s supposed “diplomatic” efforts.

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Look who's fair and balanced

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Al-Jazeera and other Arab news outlets may be less likely to use inflammatory, biased labels than some prominent American counterparts.

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A dirty war for control of the media in Oaxaca

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Responding to Government Attack on Occupied Channel 9, Social Movement Seizes Control of Ten Commercial Radio Stations

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"I Was a Propaganda Intern in Iraq"

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Former Lincoln Group Intern Describes Paying Iraqi Press to Plant Pro-American Articles Secretly Written by U.S. Military

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Reading wrong newspaper in Baghdad can be deadly

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Iraqi paper sellers say that no one dares to sell newspapers in areas under militant control.

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Burying the Iraqi insurgency

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The BBC, Insurgent Attacks And The New York Times

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey