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Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War

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While the United States government made noisy preparations to go to war against Saddam Hussein, it was also purposefully planning another war. But this enemy, unlike Hussein, was strangely passive in the face of these threatening maneuvers. John R. MacArthur scrutinizes the government's unprecedented assault on the constitutional freedoms of the American media during Opera ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published November 29th 1993 by University of California Press (first published June 19th 1992)
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مؤيد حسن
Apr 27, 2011 مؤيد حسن rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's an easy to read, every interesting book about what happened behind the media scenes during the Gulf War of 1991. The book shows us how the spectators of that war were sometimes, somehow, deceived by what they were seeing, hearing and reading about it. It is not necessarily always a 'bad' thing to be mislead by the media during war time, it was not a new phenomena during the Gulf War in particular, and it was and will not be the last time this kind of deception used under similar circumstanc ...more
Ketsugami
Oct 04, 2011 Ketsugami rated it it was ok
Shelves: history, military
Unconvincing. Or perhaps I should say the premise convinced me, but I have a hard time caring. The book is a self-acknowledged polemic against government restrictions on the freedom of press reporting in wartime, but the author himself makes the point, in the first chapter, that governments have always and will always do this. He then goes on to document how the Bush41 administration did it, but it seems so inevitable it's hard to really care.
Whitney
it was scary to read this and see so many similarities to our present situation.
Kamil Salamah
Jul 30, 2009 Kamil Salamah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OUTSTANDING
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