Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Why can't we see this war?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Why can't we see this war?

Journalists have been denied access to American troops in the field in
Afghanistan to greater degree than in any previous war involving U.S. military
forces. Bush Administration policy has kept reporters from combat units in a
fashion unimagined in Vietnam, and one that's more restrictive even than the
burdensome constraints on media in the Persian Gulf. Neil Hickey

To me this seems to be another scandel that the Bush Administration has gotten involved in. Why can't we see whats going on rather then always hearing about it. The media coverage of this war is horrible, it seems we only get the coverage that the media outlets want us to see. Whatever they feel is good enough they will let us watch. With the other wars that were taken place during this technological age we were able to see the whole rather then a peice. The Bush adminstration is keeping certian issues under wraps and not allowing the country to hear or visualize the whole picture. In this they create propaganda and believe that this is the right way to go, but without hearing or viewing the complete story we will never know the truth.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post. Use quotation marks when quoting.

If the restrictions were tighter in Afghanistan what happened in Iraq? Can the government really keep the press at bay indefinitely? Is the press really that easy to control?

4/13/2008 11:21 PM  

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