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Table of Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Douglas Kellner Introduction Yahya Kamalipour 1. Political Legitimacy, Cultural Leadership, and Public Action Lee Artz 2. Banal Militarism and the Culture of War Tanja Thomas and Fabian Virchow 3. National Security Strategy and the Ideology of Preventive War Elisia L. Cohen 4. Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, and Public Relations: Selling America to the World Sue Curry Jansen 5. The Problem with Patriotism: Steps toward the Redemption of American Journalism and Democracy Robert Jensen 6. Culture as Persuasion: Metaphor as Weapon William B. Hart II and Fran Hassencahl 7. The Invisible Ally: Marketing Australia's War in Iraq Andrew Jakubowicz and Liz Jacka 8. The Construction of Arabs as Enemies: Post-9/11 Discourse of George W. Bush Debra Merskin 9. The Political Rhetoric of Sacrifice and Heroism and U.S. Military Intervention Timothy Cole 10. "The Great American Bubble:" Fox News Channel, the "Mirage" of Objectivity and the Isolation of American Public Opinion Adel Iskandar 11. Pre-emptive Strikes on the Cultural Front: Big Radio, the Dixie Chicks, and Homeland Insecurity Matthew A. Killmeier 12. The Mass Media, Politics, and Warfare Christian Fuchs 13. Might Makes Right: News Reportage as Discursive Weapon in the War in Iraq Michael Gasher 14. Journalists Embedded in Culture: War Stories as Political Strategy Heinz Brandenburg 15. The Power of Public Reporting: The Independent Media Center's Challenge to Corporate Media Lisa Brooten Suggested Readings Index About the Contributors
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Iraq War, 2003 -- Mass media and the war.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.