Selling War (Part two!)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Basic Ideas from Lecture
"Graveyards as pretty but the ugly bodies are below
Just like war , we glamorize , polish it , glorify it , but the ugliness lies beneath it"
We ( United States )are not heroes , we are merely exterminators
Clips like Vietnam are no longer shown in today's war
Vietnam syndrome- is public outcry towards the way the US military treated the Vietnamese
during the war, in other words there was little public support .
Operation Desert Storm
Lets make sure that this public outcry doesn’t happen again, or ensure public support
News reporters no longer are allowed on field
1991 war against Iraq is the first of televised military spectacle, yet we don't see anything ,
everything is staged
Journalists become imbedded with military and are spoon fed the news
Fourth Estate to Fourth Front
How can you make informed decisions if you don't have news necessary to you
News is no longer impartial bodies , press becomes part of the military
War against us?
Have we turned into the enemy ?
The war is against us essentially , media is directed towards swaying us to be supporting t