Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Robert Kalb Explores New Realities of War Reporting

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Robert Kalb Explores New Realities of War Reporting

During the Gulf War of 1991, most reporters complained about the lack of access to the troops or the front due to the disadvantages of the Pentagon's new pool system. One of the main reasons for the pool system was because the effect of the public's negative outlook on the Vietnam War did not want to be had again. Now we face another war, the Iraqi war. How is journalism going to change this time around?

"Embedding is a part of the massive White House run strategy to sell single message about the American mission in this war--that is the United States is
liberating Iraq from a bloddy dictator, who has used weapons of mass destruction
against his neighbors and his own people, and that is a war against terrorism or
states that help terrorists and not a war against Islam."


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Did embedding solve the problem of access to the front? Did embedding open up the war to public scrutiny? How did embedding "sell a single message"?

5/07/2007 10:36 PM  

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