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Taken by Storm

The Media, Public Opinion, And U.S. Foreign Policy In The Gulf War
In the most comprehensive study of the media and foreign policy, twenty distinguished scholars and analysts explain the role played by the mass media and public opinion in the development of United States foreign policy in the Gulf War.

Tracing the flow of news, public opinion, and policy decisions from Sadam Hussein's rise to power in 1979, to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, through the outbreak and conclusion of the war, the contributors look at how the media have become key players in the foreign policy process. They examine the pre-war media debate, news coverage during and after the war, how the news-gathering process shaped the content of the coverage, and the media's effect on public opinion and decision makers. We see what goes on behind the scenes in the high tech world of political communication, and are confronted by troubling questions about the ways the government managed coverage of the war and captured journalists at their own news game.

Taken by Storm also examines more general patterns in post-Cold war journalism and foreign policy, particularly how contemporary journalistic practices determine whose voices and what views are heard in foreign policy coverage. At stake are the reactions of a vast media audience and the decision of government officials who see both the press and the public and key elements of the policy game.

The first book to fully integrate our understanding of the news business, public opinion, and government action, Taken by Storm transcends the limits of the Gulf War to illuminate the complex relationship between the media, the public, and U.S. foreign policy in the late twentieth century.

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Format: Book
Title: Taken by storm : the media, public opinion, and U.S. foreign policy in the Gulf War / edited by W. Lance Bennett and David L. Paletz.
Publisher Date: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1994.
Subject: Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Press coverage -- United States Press -- United States -- History -- 20th century Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Foreign public opinion, American Public opinion -- United States
Isbn: 0226042588 (alk. paper) 0226042596 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 956.704428 Tak
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Bib Id: 17111

Format: Book
Title: Taken by storm : the media, public opinion, and U.S. foreign policy in the Gulf War / edited by W. Lance Bennett and David L. Paletz.
Publisher, Date: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1994.
Description: xvi, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: American politics and political economy series
Series: American politics and political economy
Subjects: Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Press coverage -- United States
Subjects: Press -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Foreign public opinion, American
Subjects: Public opinion -- United States
Other Author: Bennett, W. Lance
Other Author: Paletz, David L., 1934-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: A view from the Press / Marvin Kalb -- A view from the military / Lietenant General Thomas W. Kelly (Ret.) -- A view from the academy / Bernard C. Cohen -- The News about foreign policy / W. Lance Bennet -- Media coverage of Saddam's Iraq, 1979-1990 / Glady's Engel Lang and Kurt Lang -- The establishing phase of the Persian Gulf Policy Debate / William A. Dorman and Steven Livingston -- The Iraq War debate and the limits to media independence / Robert M. Entman and Benjamin I. Page -- Washington newsbeats and network news after the Iraq invasion of Kuwait / Timothy I. Cook -- Managing Kuwait's image during the gulf conflict / Jarol B. Manheim -- The gulf war as popular culture and television drama / Daniel V. Hallin and Todd Gitlin -- A study of agenda-setting, priming and framing / Shanto Iyengar and Adam Simon -- New evidence from the gulf war / John Zaller -- The media and public support for the President / Richard A. Brody -- A mutual exploitation model of media influence in U.S. foreign policy / Patrick O'Heffernan -- Strategic politicians, public opinion, and the gulf crisis / John Zaller -- Just Deserts? / David L. Palatz.
LCCN: 93045527
ISBN: 0226042588 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226042596 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 956.704428 Tak