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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah Reply with quote

How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah:

Harvard's Cautionary Report
Frida Ghitis | Bio | 22 Apr 2007
World Politics Watch Exclusive

While the war between Israel and Hezbollah raged in Lebanon and Israel last summer, it became clear that media coverage had itself started to play an important role in determining the ultimate outcome of that war. It seemed clear that news coverage would affect the course of the conflict. And it quickly transpired that Hezbollah would become the beneficiary of the media's manipulation.

A close examination of the media's role during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon comes now from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, in an analysis of the war published in a paper whose subtitle should give pause to journalists covering international conflict: "The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006: The Media as a Weapon in Asymmetrical Conflict." Marvin Kalb, of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, methodically traces the transformation of the media "from objective observer to fiery advocate." Kalb painstakingly details how Hezbollah exercised absolute control over how journalists portrayed its side of the conflict, while Israel became "victimized by its own openness."

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Follow the link in the title and read the entire article... then ask yourself why you're unlikely to see this article or the publication which it describes mentioned in our mainstream media.

h/t to Jack's Newswatch

-Mac
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