Dec 29 2006

Robin Andersen on media and war


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This week on CounterSpin: A special conversation with media historian and scholar Robin Andersen about the media and war. Andersen’s new book A Century of Media, A Century of War traces media gullibility, official deception and propaganda through the years. It’s a reminder that the media’s role in making the case for the Iraq War is part of a larger story, that of a press corps that regularly cheers on American military action while shielding readers and viewers from its consequences. We’ll speak about that history, and how military imagery in the culture at large affects how we see real life war.


A Century of Media, A Century of War