Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: CNN Elites Talking to Elities

Sunday, April 16, 2006

CNN Elites Talking to Elities

In this article by Vincent he goes on to talk about pool stories. That much of the stories covering the Gulf war was on the press."The pool system which he explains was designed to give a limited number of print and electronic journalists access to allied operations and keep them under the watchful eye of the military". After the stories were prodcued they were then given to the others . Due to its restrtictions with the pool system large media were often represented. Cnn was a twenty four hour a day news coverage during the Gulf war in the ninties. They spent over 15 million on the coverage of the war. "CNN also had great acess to world leaders for stories and interviews" It was stated that the Pentagon was watching CNN for breaking news, that the intelligence might of not gotten yet. Since the ninties we see that CNN has been on the tv with twenty four hours a day giving reports that kept us up to date on news from all over the world. The media has been a major role in our every days lives and will continue to kept getting stories and news especially when a war is going on. For example, we have coverage all the time on tv, newspapers on the Iraq war covering everythign that is going on over there, always keeping us updating on breaking news. Thats the media role and job to do to kept the public at an up to date acess on the war and any new breaking story.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

It was a good investment for CNN. The cost was enormous but it gave CNN international crediblity that it still enjoys today in many circles. What is meant by "elites talking to elites"? What was meant by the "CNN effect" that is still referred to today?

4/17/2006 10:33 PM  

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