Panama: When Journalists Learned to Rally ‘Round the Flag

With the discussion of Afghanistan sounding more and more like the debate over Iraq these days, we thought it would be worthwhile to point out how similar the media rhetoric around all of the U.S.’s recent wars has been. To that end, we’ve put up some classic FAIR articles from the January/February 1990 issue of Extra!–which happens to be the first issue that I edited–critiquing corporate media coverage of the Panama invasion. There’s the main piece, “How Television Sold the Panama Invasion” by Mark Cook and Jeff Cohen, documenting how U.S. journalists viewed the brief war through the eyes of […]