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Tell me lies : propaganda and media distortion in the attack on Iraq

Miller, David (2003) Tell me lies : propaganda and media distortion in the attack on Iraq. Pluto Press. ISBN 9780745322018

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Abstract

What did the media tell us in the run up to war on Iraq? Was it all true? Where are the weapons of mass destruction? This book is for everyone who is appalled by the duplicity and misinformation churned out by the media in the lead up to war with Iraq, and in its long and continuing aftermath. Written by some of the world's leading journalists and commentators, it's a scathing indictment of the media's role in creating public support for a war which, day by day, is taking a heavy toll in coalition and Iraqi lives, and which threatens to create further instability and resentment of the US throughout the Middle East. Critics, activists and journalists from both sides of the Atlantic destroy the idea that the mainstream media have anything to do with objectivity and balance. The propaganda machinery of the UK and US in the Iraq war is exposed as fundamentally dishonest and as a significant threat to freedom of thought and expression.

Item type: Book
ID code: 1531
Keywords: iraq war, media analysis, propaganda, Social Sciences (General), Print media
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Fine Arts > Print media
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
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    Depositing user: Prof David Miller
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2006
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:23
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1531

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