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War Spin [electronic resource]: Media and Iraq War

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Some stories are simply too good to be true. In this program, John Kampfner, political editor for the New Statesman (London), skewers heroic reports of the ambush, capture, and rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, calling them misrepresentations designed to bolster wavering support for the Iraq War. Kampfner also scrutinizes the controversial practice of embedding members of the news media in military units and questions the sincerity and overall informational value of the daily CentCom briefings in Doha. An ideal springboard for discussions about propaganda, media ethics, and journalism in the modern combat zone.
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46 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Media and Iraq war
  • Through American Eyes (4:08)
  • One Story but Two Versions (5:31)
  • War Media Strategy (3:57)
  • Hollywood and the Pentagon (2:16)
  • Embedded Journalists (4:11)
  • Central Command (5:13)
  • Basra Uprising (6:11)
  • Independent Journalists (5:30)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (3:48)
  • News Media Management (3:10)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2003.
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33277 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (46 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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