cj#384> re: “Establishment a dirty fighter”


Richard Moore

Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996
Sender: "David E. Anderson" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: re: "Establishment a dirty fighter"

re: differences between coverage of Vietnam War and Desert Storm...

1) Much of the US has bought the line that protest of the Vietnam War was made
significant primarily by sympathetic television coverage.  This is a central
tenant of the Right's media theory (or the public face of its theory, which
may not be the same).  The media business avoids punishment by those who hold
this view, including most of the rest of the business world.

2) To much of the public, protest is passe, a position which is heavily
reinforced by the media.  In turn the media do not want to appear passe.
I suppose it's easy to go along with your own position ;-)  I suspect if
protest of something took on some cachet, media coverage would change

I think the anti-Apartheid movement provides lessons in both areas.


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democracy - but that could change." -- Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/22/89

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