Weapons of Mass Deception

Weapons of Mass Deception

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Weapons of Mass Deception reveals: How the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies. qThe First Casualtyq: Lies that were told related to the Iraq war. Euphemisms and jargon related to the Iraq war, e.g. qshock and awe, q qOperation Iraqi Freedom, q qaxis of evil, q qcoalition of the willing, q etc. qWar as Opportunityq: How the war on terrorism and the war on Iraq have been used as marketing hooks to sell products and policies that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism. qBrand Americaq: The efforts of Charlotte Beers and other U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts overseas. qThe Mass Media as Propaganda Vehicleq: How news coverage followed Washington's lead and language. The book includes a glossary a€” qPropaganda: A User's Guideq a€” and resources to help Americans sort through the deceptions to see the strings behind Washington's campaign to sell the Iraq war to the public.But the technologya€”the militarya#39;s and the news mediaa#39;s a€” has exploded, aquot; said MSNBC chief Erik Sorenson. He compared it to aquot;the difference between Atari and PlayStation.aquot; TV coverage, he said, aquot;will be a much more three-dimensional visual experience, and in some cases you may see war live. This may be one time ... On Fox, martial drumbeats accompanied regularly scheduled updates. Promos foranbsp;...

Title:Weapons of Mass Deception
Author:Sheldon Rampton, John Stauber
Publisher:Penguin - 2003-07-28


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