No Questions Asked: News Coverage Since 9/11 (BOK)

Lisa Finnegan

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The media's most important job is to present unbiased, accurate information about events, issues, and policies to the public. Yet, argues the author of this book, since the September 11 attacks, the American media have allowed administration officials to present information to the public without having to worry about answering uncomfortable questions or having their policies deconstructed for public consumption. Relevant information is buried deep inside newspapers, and gaping holes can be found in many stories; in short, obvious and important questions remain unasked. The lack of questions from reporters led to a misunderstanding of the facts by the American public and, consequently, to their support of policies based on misinformation, such as the invasion of Iraq. Polls have revealed that more than half of Americans believe mistruths about the war in Iraq and world terrorism. Many people, including members of the media, say the press has failed to do its job. "No Questions Asked" takes an overarching view of media coverage from the day of the 9/11 attacks through to the war in Iraq. It also compares and contrasts how the U.S. and international media covered key events during this period. Fact-based rather than polemical, it explains why journalists responded the way they did during wartime and explores the ramifications for democracy of a weak press.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Lisa Finnegan
ISBN 9780275993351
Antall sider 220 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 494 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Press & journalism