Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: How to Change the News on Iraq

Thursday, April 20, 2006

How to Change the News on Iraq

The news does not always give an accurate representation of what is happening in a war. Fox News is especially biased in its presentation of war, Fox likes to make things seem worse in order to drum up war support from its viewers as it has a republican pro-bush pro-war agenda. It is important to note that "55 percent of those who said the Fox News Channel was their main source of news said the newsies were making things seem worse, compared with only 32 percent of CNN viewers." The news likes to focus on the negative aspects of war, for example when large numbers of civilians and soldiers die, when there are good things happening too, and we just don't know too much about them because the news is not focusing on them. It is hard to understand what is really happening in Iraq when we are give biased news coverage.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The trick is to compare and contrast the coverage from a variety of reputable sources. The sad fact of course is that few Americans have the time, patience and education to follow the story accross a conflicting sea of international reporting.

4/24/2006 9:57 PM  

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