Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: CNN.....As Just Another Form Of Manipulation!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

CNN.....As Just Another Form Of Manipulation!!

Is it safe to say that CNN is used as another method of persuassion and manipulation during a war. In my personal opinion CNN, which is considered to be a "unique" coverage of news is used to inhhance the negative and not give relay a story to it's full extent. CNN can be viewed all over the world, individuals look to this source of news for information on a number of various issues one being war.

"Just as General Powell turned to CNN for news from baghdad ,so Iraq officals turned to it for news from around the world and used it to transmit news that it wanted to get out......"

I find that CNN soley covers the most horrific stories in which they label "breaking news". And according to aRicahard C.Vincent elites depend on CNN for vital information. He also states that the pentagon uses CNN to recieve information that other soucres may not have recieved yet. One question that should really be asked is, is the news being recieved accurate!!........

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post. Accuracy is important and CNN is a respectable news operation that is probably at least as accurate as any other cable news channel.

Vincent is making the point that CNN began to function as a means of communication between global elites. Remember the title of his piece: "elites talking to elites." When intelligence was poor it seems that some leaders were relying on CNN for their news of war rather than their own intelligence services.

4/14/2008 2:35 PM  

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