Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The pool system

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The pool system

The pool system was invented by the government to limit the information that the publics gets of the war. The media has to obey what the army tells them to do with the information that they were able to get. The army takes that media to see that which will show the army in a good way as well as the war. We as media watcher look up to the media to tell us what is happening in the war. The truth is that what we watch in the news is controlled by people that would only show the good side of the war never the bad side of it.

2 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

I thini that you are overstating the control that the military exercises over the American news media. Our media does not have "to obey what the army tells them to do." Certainly the military has an enormous amount of influence in how the war is covered especially under the pool system during the Gulf War, but to say that the news is "controlled by people that would only show the good side of the war and never the bad side" would be a surprise to the Bush Administration which would argue the exact opposite.

4/06/2006 10:19 PM  
Blogger Hezellig said...

Yeah! What he said!

4/09/2006 9:34 AM  

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