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Data Shows ABC and CBS Skewed Pre-Iraq War Coverage!

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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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Data Shows ABC and CBS Skewed Pre-Iraq War Coverage!


thinkprogress.org

A new Syracuse University study examines every CBS and ABC news story about Iraq in the run-up to war (Aug. 1, 2002 to March 19, 2003). The study finds that those networks gave more prominence to pro-war Bush administration officials while marginalizing domestic opposition:

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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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Anybody here still clinging to the Fairy-tale that the MSM is not involved in brainwashing and manipulating the public?

Look no further! Propeganda at its finest!

These jerks totally helped sway public opinion in support of this disaster by deliberately giving opposing views little to no coverage compared to TPTB sickening agendas!

Get ready for ROUND TWO with Iran! It's already beginning!



Bush administration officials were the most frequently quoted sources, the voices of anti-war groups and opposition Democrats were barely audible, and the overall thrust of coverage favored a pro-war perspective. But while domestic dissent on the war was minimal, opposition from abroad—in particular, from Iraq and officials from countries such as France, who argued for a diplomatic solution to the standoff—was commonly reported on the networks. While we surmise the opinions of foreign leaders would probably have been accorded less credibility by many Americans than the views of U.S. officials, the public was not entirely deprived of an alternative viewpoint.




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[edit on 24-4-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 01:44 PM
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You just KNOW there will be those who roll their eyes and become suddenly 'logic blind' on this. The funniest thing is a that many 'non-experts' noted this as it was happening and they were very nearly lynched for daring to question the MSM.

As per your usual, Starred and Flagged! (I might as well just star and flag everything you post without reading it.
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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 01:54 PM
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Once again, you have to ask, "This is news?"

If you saw any TV in the run-up to the war--hell, if you weren't in a coma--you couldn't escape the propaganda onslaught by the MSM in favor of the war.

The flashy CGI "Iraq in the Crosshairs" station breaks; using GIs in Kuwait to say "Hi, Mom!" before they gave you the weather report; and a "news" segment of the captain of a nuclear carrier headed for the Gulf giving a short tour of the ship.

The war started months before, on the tube. We were the first collateral damage.



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