Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Good News From The Front

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Good News From The Front

This article's main point was the total access the reporters had to the front line during this Gulf War. It goes on to point out that press from many different companies were allowed to accopany the solders as they attack different points in Iraq. Also, pictures and reports on the dead and the solders honest reaction to their involvement in the Middle East. Also, "Embedded journalist did not shy away from reporting things that the US military was doing the best to ignore. Most notably Iraq casualties." Things have changed a lot since the first Gulf War that William Arkin beleives that,"Each of these finger thrusts was described in news dispatches with an immediacy that matches the best of the reporting from Word War II."

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A decent discussion, remember to spell-check.

What is Arkin's main point? He believes that embedding has led to good reporting from the front. Yes, it doesn't provide the big picture, but he feels that the images from the front were a major improvement from previous wars.

5/07/2007 9:59 PM  

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