Propaganda and War

Karl Rove and the religion of the DC press

Summary:

Savviness--that quality of being shrewd, practical, well-informed, perceptive, ironic, 'with it,' and unsentimental in all things political--is, in a sense, their professional religion. They make a cult of it. And it was this cult that Karl Rove understood and exploited for political gain."

Source:

journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2007/08/14/rove_and_press.html

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Why isn't the press on a suicide watch?

Summary:

You'd never know that at least 3% of all American deaths in Iraq are due to self-inflicted wounds. And that doesn't include the many vets who have killed themselves after returning home.

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The Unseen lies: journalism as propaganda

Source:

www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/08/07/3056/

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A blurry line between propaganda and news

A Bloody media mirror

GOP, media rewrite Iraq War history

Summary:

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and radio personality Jay Diamond are right to wonder why Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney got away with rewriting a key chapter of the Iraq War history without political reporters raising a peep.

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Can Democrats end the Iraq war?

Summary:

Media flunk constitutional question on war funding

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