No questions asked: news coverage since 9/11

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2007.
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While many commentators have drawn connections between the miserably uncritical treatment of the Bush administration by the media following the September 11th attacks and the ability of the administration to initiate the invasion and occupation of Iraq based on nonexistent "weapons of mass destruction" and equally nonexistent ties between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, fewer have sought to map out the entire American media landscape in the era of the "War on Terror," as independent journalist Finnegan does here. The picture that emerges is, if anything, worse, with even the self-bestowed accolades for the media's coverage of Hurricane Katrina withering under scrutiny. Beyond criticizing the structural and cultural factors that preclude media skepticism towards the powerful, she also documents the many ways that the American media has come to serve essentially as a propaganda organ for government, whether through the dissemination of unattributed government produced "video news releases" or through the acceptance of the Pentagon's "embedded" reporter program. As Finnegan describes, this lamentable situation has permitted wars of aggression, curtailment of civil liberties, and a host of other societal ills. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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