The Resource Second front : censorship and propaganda in the Gulf War, John R. MacArthur

Second front : censorship and propaganda in the Gulf War, John R. MacArthur

Label
Second front : censorship and propaganda in the Gulf War
Title
Second front
Title remainder
censorship and propaganda in the Gulf War
Statement of responsibility
John R. MacArthur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. The government's other enemy was the American media, and the quiet assault on its constitutional freedoms during Operation Desert Storm was unprecedented in American history. Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War documents in vivid detail the behind-the-scenes activities by the U.S. and Kuwaiti governments, as well as the media's own cooperation when its rights to observe, question, and report were increasingly limited. In frank and startling interviews with, among others, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Ben Bradlee, Katharine Graham, Robert Wright, and Pete Williams, author John R. MacArthur shows how the press corps was treated more like a fifth column than as representatives of a free people. MacArthur demonstrates how, despite the torrent of words and images from the Persian Gulf, Americans were systematically and deliberately kept in the dark about events, politics, and simple facts during the Gulf crisis. With a reporter's critical eye and a historian's sensibility, he traces decades of press-government relations--during Vietnam, Grenada, and Panama--which helped set the stage for restrictions on Gulf War reporting and for a public-relations triumph by the government. His analysis of the issues that confronted the media in this war is frightening testimony to what happens when the government goes unchallenged, when questions go unasked
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DLC
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MacArthur, John R
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.739
LC item number
.M33 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persian Gulf War (1991)
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Government and the press
  • Berichtgeving
  • Censuur
  • Golfoorlog (1991)
  • Persvrijheid
  • Propaganda
  • Censorship
  • Government and the press
  • Press coverage
  • Persvrijheid
  • Berichtgeving
  • Golfoorlog (1991)
  • Censuur
  • Propaganda
  • Massenmedien
  • Zensur
  • Kriegsberichterstattung
  • Golfkrieg <1990-1991>
  • Golfkrieg (1990-1991)
  • Pressezensur
  • Propaganda
  • Psychologische Kriegführung
  • Zensur
  • Kuwaitkriget 1990-1991
  • Kuwaitkriget 1990-1991
  • Censur
  • Massmedia och krig
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Second front : censorship and propaganda in the Gulf War, John R. MacArthur
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Former owner
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cutting the deal -- Selling babies -- Designing war -- Vietnam syndrome -- Operation desert muzzle -- Taking the fifth
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780809085170
Lccn
91041338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy from the library of Marvin Worth.
System control number
(OCoLC)24872182
Label
Second front : censorship and propaganda in the Gulf War, John R. MacArthur
Publication
Contributor
Former owner
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cutting the deal -- Selling babies -- Designing war -- Vietnam syndrome -- Operation desert muzzle -- Taking the fifth
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780809085170
Lccn
91041338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy from the library of Marvin Worth.
System control number
(OCoLC)24872182

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