Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Viewers on the front lines By:Caryn James

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Viewers on the front lines By:Caryn James

This article really brought to light what viewers were going through during the Gulf War. People were watching bombings, and getting mixed or unreliable reports from the front line. "For viewers watching the war means staying alert, reading between the censored lines, sorting through partial information, decoding reporters messages... a passive medium". Watching television during this time was not as simple as one might think. People couldn't really believe what they where hearing on the news until they were sure it was true, this to me seems like a lot of work for just wanting to hear/see the news.

3 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

You are the second person to post this same passage. Either it is important or it is in the first paragraph. I choose to think it is important.
Do viewers really have to "read between the censored lines"? What is left out of the newscasts can fill volumes, even on a 24hr. news station.

4/09/2006 10:40 PM  
Blogger Denisse said...

I thought it was important, and it's not to far into the article. Non the less I found it interesting.

4/10/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger tblyther said...

Alot of peopel were watching because that was their family members over there fighting

4/11/2006 3:38 PM  

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