GPS 137 04-10-08

GPS 137 04-10-08 - Public Support and the Media US public...

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Public Support and the Media US public supportive of invasion of Iraq in 2003 Reasons Feelings of 9/11 Reports of WoMD Reports of links to Al-Qaeda Only news agency in Iraq/ Baghdad at the time was CNN The rest went with the troops as they invaded, they were imbedded There was concern that reporters would begin to side with the soldiers Reporters had restrictions There were also a lot of reporters that went on their own, mostly from Europe and the Middle East Their stories was very different Walter Cronkite, reported on Vietnam Coverage of Vietnam let to the protest of the war Citizens witnessed all the brutalities of war The draft also made the public protest the war When the US invaded Grenada, the media didn’t know until the end, Regan Thatcher, allowed the media in but by the time it got back to Britain it was no use During the gulf war, the media were not allowed to go to the front lines or intervene with troops Government restrictions on the media FCC Media in Iraq was not able to publish their opinions, same in Saudi Arabia and Iran,
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course GPS 137 taught by Professor Nash during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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GPS 137 04-10-08 - Public Support and the Media US public...

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