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The Hollywoodisation of war : the media handling of the Iraq war

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Alan KnightAlan Knight
The media war over Iraq began with an ominous warning. US President, George W. Bush told journalists to leave Baghdad, because he could not guarantee their safety. 1 Events in Iraq had reached the "final days of decision", he said. Saddam Hussein and his sons, like a gang of Hollywood rustlers, were given forty eight hours to get out of town. Three days later the invasion of Iraq began. This article considers the propaganda techniques deployed by both sides in the 2003 Iraq war as they sought to manipulate global coverage of events. It draws extensively on internet sources, in part because the fragmented reports from the field became in the end less important than the globalised whole which consisted of text, audio and television converging on the world wide web.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

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Volume

2

Issue

3

Start Page

1

End Page

12

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

1550-7521

Location

USA

Publisher

Purdue University, Calumet

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Global media journal.

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