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War Coverage

If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words...

Barry Levinson | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

Israel and Gaza: The Boys on the Beach

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

In a 24/7 media world, the victims have faces and families...

'Justice Is Slow But Reachable': Commemoration Held Near UN in Honor of Srebrenica Genocide Victims

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

The Srebrenica genocide was a dark chapter in an already nasty Balkan conflict. One group committed ethnic cleansing against another, as a largely passive international community helplessly, and needlessly, watched it from the sidelines.

The War Lovers: Why It Feels So Good to Be Embedded With the U.S. Military

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Peter Van Buren

What is it about the military that turns normally thoughtful journalists into war pornographers? A reporter who would otherwise make it through the day sober spends a little time with the military and loses himself in ever more dramatic language.

...And in Other News

Dan Rather | Posted 06.28.2011 | Media
Dan Rather

The next time you hear about another round of layoffs at a TV news division, the closing of a bureau, the decision not to cover a foreign story with full force, remember this week of silliness in April.

Cronkite and Vietnam: Beyond the Hype

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

Despite the posthumous praise for Cronkite's February 1968 telecast that dubbed the war "a stalemate," the facts show that the broadcast came only after Cronkite's protracted support for the war.

McClellan and His Media Collaborators

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Given how TV networks danced to the White House tune in the first years of W's reign, it's fitting that it took the words of a longtime Bush insider to force their self-examination over Iraq.

Bearing Witness: Reuters Presents Five Years Of War Coverage

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On March 20, 2003, US and British forces invaded Iraq in what they said was a mission to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. 21 days later, the ...