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Author Exoo, Calvin F.
Title The pen and the sword : press, war, and terror in the 21st century / Calvin F. Exoo.
Imprint Los Angeles : SAGE, [2010]
©2010

Author Exoo, Calvin F.
Subject Terrorism -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
War -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Press coverage.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Press coverage.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 233 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Media, democracy, hegemony -- Night falls: 9/11 and the Afghan War -- Iraq: war comes to the "City of Peace" -- "And the Lord did shock and awe them that blasphemed him" -- Aftermath: what rough beast, its hour come round at last -- Why?
Summary The Pen and the Sword is the only comprehensive examination of how the media have covered the 21st Century's main news story: terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the full story, from 9/11 to the Obama doctrine, and including: The war in Afghanistan: There were two sides to this story, but the press told only one, and the untold story would return to haunt us; The campaign for war in Iraq: What did the press know and when did they know it about the web of lies that led us into war?; Iraq, from invasion to Mission Accomplished: When the story of war is told as patriotic hymn, Playstation game, or melodrama of macho heroes and bad guys dressed in black, important things are left out; Aftermath, from Mission Accomplished to the present: Something has changed since the Vietnam War, when the press finally found its critical voice. However, the 21st Century media continue to cling to an untenable, pro-war story, even after the public has abandoned it. This book uses this tragic and eye-opening case study of the news at war to ask, Why? and to offer a critical perspective on our mass media, including the latest information on the underpinnings of the news business-corporate ownership, the power of elites to define the news-and adds three important new features of the media landscape: The media profit crisis of the late '00s and how it is affecting the news; The creation and mainstreaming of a new right-wing media surround-sound system; and the increasing importance of entertainment media and soft news in shaping our views. -- from Back Cover.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781452212340 (electronic bk.)
1452212341 (electronic bk.)
9781452230351 (ebook)
1452230358 (ebook)
9781412953603
141295360X
OCLC # 808381420
Additional Format Print version: Exoo, Calvin F. Pen and the sword. Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2010 9781412953603 (DLC) 2009029090 (OCoLC)424554944


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