Publisher description for Covering Islam : how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world / Edward W. Said.


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Counter From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Islam Public opinion, Public opinion United States, Public opinion Europe