Nation Topics - Media Coverage of the War on Terrorism
News and Features
Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit.
Why aren’t film director Kathryn Bigelow’s claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Bradley Manning?
From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.
The military's media megaphone and the U.S. global military presence.
Cutting through the media's bogus bomb-Iran debate.
A discussion with the author of The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America, the master narrative of our national security myth.
The easy invocation of "terrorism"--whether by pundits or political leaders--is not just sloppy use of language. It is precisely targeted phrasing intended to terrorize dissent.
The 9/11 Commission's startling follow-up report that savages the Bush Administration's inadequate efforts to protect the country from terrorism was met by the media with a collective yawn. And so we remain vulnerable, amazed and, if sensate, terrified.
From the beginning, the Iraq War has been driven by perceptions. Why do mainstream media continue to avoid reporting that a majority of Iraqis want US occupation forces to leave?
A silver lining amid the dismal outpouring of news from Iraq has been the unbroken parade of conservative (and liberal hawk) commentators who now admit--with mea culpas, half-apologies and sour c