Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: No News Is No News

Sunday, April 09, 2006

No News Is No News

In Schiffer and Rinzler's article they talk about restrictions and the little information they are getting from the Gulf war. The pentagon are putting a lot of restrictions on the media. "The restrtictions are presented as necessary to protect the national interest, and few would argue in favor of media reports that place the troops in danger". They want to try their hardest to put these restrtiction on the media so the viewers would not have to see raw footage of the war. Also because of the Pentagons restritctions they can't get their storys right. " The U.S. Government has a long tradition of imposing wartime restrictions on the press". This shows how the government has the power to control the press especiallu during the war. The Pentagon put this restrtictions on after the Vietnam war when their was no censorship and states that it was to horrifying to see such clips on television. After this they placed the restrictions on the media on Grenada and Panama.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Okey, a decent overview. Can you choose one aspect of the restrictions, or censorship and explain how it works? How are these restrictions justified? Simply by referring to the Vietnam War?

4/09/2006 10:20 PM  

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