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The Pen and the Sword
Author: Calvin F. Exoo

ISBN: 9781412953603
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16 November 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3
Description:


An eye-opening case study of the news at war, introducing a critical perspective on our mass media



The Pen and the Sword is the only comprehensive examination of how the media have covered the 21st Century's #1 news story: terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the full story-from 9/11 to the Obama doctrine, and including:


The war in Afghanistan. There were two sides to this story, but the press told only one, and the untold story would return to haunt us.
The campaign for war in Iraq. What did the press know and when did they know it about the web of lies that led us into war?
Iraq, from invasion to "Mission Accomplished." When the story of war is told as patriotic hymn, Playstation game, or melodrama of macho heroes and bad guys dressed in black, important things are left out.
Aftermath, from "Mission Accomplished" to the present. Something has changed since the Vietnam War, when the...

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