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Anatomy of Deceit : How the Bush Administration Used the Media To Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy (07 Edition)

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What happens when Washington, D.C. pundits and journalists run in the same social circles as the powerful people they cover? When the President and his administration trade press access for loyalty? You get a complicit, uncritical press greasing the skids to a brutal war, conspiring to out a CIA agent, and muddying the waters of a grand jury investigation. In the fearful aftermath of 9/11, much of Americas pride — its free press — became an unquestioning propaganda arm.

Marcy Wheelers Anatomy of Deceit documents how the media promoted the Bush administrations justification for war — that Iraq was on the verge of acquiring weapons of mass destruction — even though much of it was debunked. And it provides a play-by-play account of how Vice President Dick Cheneys office first used the media to target a critic, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, and then to avoid criminal charges in the CIA leak case.

While the media was beating the drums of war and cozying up to the administration, citizen journalists were digging for the truth. Wheeler's compelling account tells the story, as it needs to be told — from outside the Beltway's cocktail circuit.

About the Author

Marcy Wheeler blogs under the name "emptywheel" at the political blog The Next Hurrah. Her PhD and academic background — relating to citizen journalism at times of heavy propaganda — brings a unique perspective to her blogging and the CIA leak case. Several of her posts have scooped the mainstream media's coverage of the Plame Affair, including her coverage of Scooter Libby's NIE leaks. She is a self-employed business consultant based in Ann Arbor, MI.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780979176104
Subtitle:
How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy
Author:
Wheeler, Marcy
Publisher:
Vaster Books
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Propaganda
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
POL040010
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070125
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 8.5 lb

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What happens when Washington, D.C. pundits and journalists run in the same social circles as the powerful people they cover? When the President and his administration trade press access for loyalty? You get a complicit, uncritical press greasing the skids to a brutal war, conspiring to out a CIA agent, and muddying the waters of a grand jury investigation. In the fearful aftermath of 9/11, much of Americas pride — its free press — became an unquestioning propaganda arm.

Marcy Wheelers Anatomy of Deceit documents how the media promoted the Bush administrations justification for war — that Iraq was on the verge of acquiring weapons of mass destruction — even though much of it was debunked. And it provides a play-by-play account of how Vice President Dick Cheneys office first used the media to target a critic, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, and then to avoid criminal charges in the CIA leak case.

While the media was beating the drums of war and cozying up to the administration, citizen journalists were digging for the truth. Wheeler's compelling account tells the story, as it needs to be told — from outside the Beltway's cocktail circuit.

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