Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq seeks the truth about Iraq beyond the blinkers of embedded reporting. The reality outside the comfort of the Green Zone squarely challenges the mainstream media picture of insurgency and everyday life there. Amy Blyth reviews Dahr Jamail’s book.
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Could the Iraq war have been prevented had the American media asked the right questions? How do conservative media commentators frame the actions of different religious communities? Does the media pay due attention to history? Mike Ghouse reflects on the political impact of mainstream media decisions.
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So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits — and the President — Failed on Iraq lays bare the psychology of the ongoing self-censorship in the American media. There was not so much a conspiracy of silence about the war as an ideological refusal by the media to listen, see, and ask. Rohit Chopra reviews Greg Mitchell’s book.
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