Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jonathan Mermin

Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era

Princeton University Press
Publication date: February 2001
ISBN: 9781400805341
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$9.95
Our price:
$8.99

You save: $0.96 (10%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

The First Amendment ideal of an independent press allows American journalists to present critical perspectives on government policies and actions; but are the media independent of government in practice? Here Jonathan Mermin demonstrates that when it comes to military intervention, journalists over the past two decades have let the government itself set the terms and boundaries of foreign policy debate in the news. Analyzing newspaper and television reporting of U.S. intervention in Grenada and Panama, the bombing of Libya, the Gulf War, and U.S. actions in Somalia and Haiti, he shows that if there is no debate over U.S. policy in Washington, there is no debate in the news. Journalists often criticize the execution of U.S. policy, but fail to offer critical analysis of the policy itself if actors inside the government have not challenged it. Mermin ultimately offers concrete evidence of outside-Washington perspectives that could have been reported in specific cases, and explains how the press could increase its independence of Washington in reporting foreign policy news.

The author constructs a new framework for thinking about press-government relations, based on the observation that bipartisan support for U.S. intervention is often best interpreted as a political phenomenon, not as evidence of the wisdom of U.S. policy. Journalists should remember that domestic political factors often influence foreign policy debate. The media, Mermin argues, should not see a Washington consensus as justification for downplaying critical perspectives.

Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1311 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Enabled and unlimited.
Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jonathan Mermin
Princeton University Press, July 1999
ISBN: 9781400823321
EAN:  2370003064421
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $35.00 eBook price: $32.99
Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jonathan Mermin
Princeton University Press, February 2001
ISBN: 9781400805341
EAN:  9781400805341
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $9.95 eBook price: $8.99