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Media Coverage of the War

If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words...

Barry Levinson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Nothing has as much impact as the moving image. It stirs our passions, our outrage. The written words or the talking heads that could perhaps explain the overall situation can't change the narrative... the most potent images will win the day.

NFL Too Violent? Beware the Commercials

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Astore

Recently, the NFL has cracked down on helmet-to-helmet hits and other manifestations of "unnecessary roughness." This is all to the good. Football i...

How Big Media Misses the Biggest Stories and Some More Stories They Will Miss

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gary Shapiro

We are in trouble unless we have an honest inquiry and discussion on the big issues of our time -- and they all come down to money and priorities.

Time To Reverse 'Dover' Policy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

Showing unidentified flag-draped coffins coming into Dover (or any other ports of entry) is an unfortunate part of war that the public has a right to see.

Would President Bush Have Gone To War In Iraq If He Faced Incessant Coverage Of That War By the Television Networks?

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

In the past, aggressive media coverage helped turn around public opinion about the Vietnam War. The press did ultimately get beyond the pro-military reporting from Vietnam.

Pentagon And The Media Fall In Love Again

NY Times | Tom Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anguished relationship between the military and the news media appears to be on the mend as battlefield successes from the troop increase in Iraq ...