Media Coverage of the Iraq Invasion Analytical Essay by Some guy

Media Coverage of the Iraq Invasion
An analysis of U.S. media coverage of the 2003 Iraq invasion.
# 114911 | 1,490 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2009 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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This paper examines how coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq varied along the political spectrum, but was mostly conservative given the environment in which information was provided to journalists and the public to which the journalists were reporting. The paper looks at how, for the six-week period during which media coverage reached peak intensity, most mainstream media was forced into the unfavorable position of having to report based on incomplete information from sketchy sources. The paper provides endnotes but does not include a works cited page.

From the Paper:

"A direct side effect of information warfare was revealed in a September 2003 poll published by the Washington Post where 69% of Americans questioned said they thought Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Though the Bush administration suggested a link between the two in the months leading up to the invasion, such a link has never been proven nor confirmed by the administration. Even amidst a falling approval rating (52% when the poll was published), most Americans (71%) still believed the U.S. has done a good job in Iraq since the end of major combat operations in May and 63% still agreed Bush was right in going to war. "

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