Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Censorship

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Censorship


" Still, many of the more than 500 journalist assigned to cover the war expresses intense dissatisfaction with the quality of information furnished to them by the United States command and even more with restrictions on their ability to go see foe themselves." (R.W. Appple Jr.)
This article is about the pentagon's control over the media coverage during the Gulf War. The reporters, gaining a sence of censorship, became upset with the vague or even sometimes total lack of, information being provided on the war. Even when the pentegon created pools of small groups of reporters to be escorted around the outskirts of the war, some went to extreme measures, traveling on their own.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, restrictions existed and some enterprizing reporters began to look for ways around these restrictions.

4/14/2008 2:37 PM  

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