In the 1998 film Wag the Dog, political operatives employ special editing techniques to create phony footage that will engender public sympathy for a manufactured war.
In its first issue after the fall of the World Trade Center, The New
Yorker published a handful of short reaction pieces by John Updike,
Jonathan Franzen and others about the horror that
So the right-wing journalist John Fund may not be a model citizen, but
contrary to the implications of many left journalists and gossip
columnists, he's likely not the kind of guy who pretends
John Nichols and Robert W.
McChesney are founders of the media-reform
network Free Press, one of the groups named in this article.
The announcement a few weeks ago that Partisan Review was closing
shop after a run of nearly seventy years brought sadness--since
PR at its best was a central site of American cul
As a million Shiite pilgrims streamed toward Karbala shouting, "No to
America, no to Saddam, no to tyranny, no to Israel!" can't you just
imagine the plash of complacent I Told Him So's from th
A comparison of media coverage of the Iraq war.
One casualty of the war on Iraq has been the image of the Western media.
William Kristol's April 7 editorial in The Weekly Standard denouncing
critics of the war on Iraq as "anti-American" is startlingly reminiscent
of the menacing directives issued for decad