Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The Things We Do for Good Press

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Things We Do for Good Press




With the Iraq war polarizing United States citizens continuously and the likes of Al Jazeera steadily influencing Arabs with there anti American sentiment and hardcore images of Iraqi civilians dead or wounded by American forces, the Bush Administration had to recognized the power of the Arab news network has in the Middle East and globally. Instead of alienating the network that continues to cause Bush's large disapproval ratings at home and abroad, they decided to court the network for good press. Jane Perlez and Jim Rutenberg describe in U.S. Courts Network It Once Described as 'All Osama', how the administration is trying to create a bond with Al Jazeera by offering the network choice spots with the military units, access to interviews with Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfield and by appointing a special media liaison to the network. All huge leaps made for a network that has created many bounds for the Bush administration.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al jazeer's reports facts, not propaganda (like Fox News). The bigoted cartoon above itself proves that you are the anti-Muslim anti-Arab bigot propganadist (not Al Jazeera).

5/02/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Alysha said...

This comment is very interesting because it's getting way to personal. The comment is posted as anonymous (I wonder why)but I doubt that the person who posted it even knows me to say that I'm a "anti-muslim, anti-arab bigot propaganadist". The post is meant to be non bias, something that the person who posted the comment obviously is not and the cartoon was meant to grab attention which it seems to have done. If you did know me, you would know that I watch and Al Jazeera religiously and I 100% agree with the first part of your comment that Al Jazeera reports are way more factual than that of the obvioulsy bias FOX news and that the way in which American media covers the war in Iraq is very insulting to the soldiers and civilains who have lost there lives. So perhaps before commenting on post, you should actually read the post and try to make more of a thoughtful and intellegent analysis of the post rather than just the pictures and to not make assumtions about the person who created the post because I'm sure you know what happens when you assume...

5/02/2007 3:57 PM  

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