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Anthony DiMaggio is assistant professor of politics and government at Illinois State University.
Chapter 1 Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Introduction: Understanding the News in the "War on Terror"
Chapter 3 1 Public Trust, Media, and the "War on Terror"
Chapter 4 2 All the News that's Fit to Omit: A Background to Pro-War Media
Chapter 5 3 Weapons of Mass Diversion
Chapter 6 4 The Media's War
Chapter 7 5 Railing Iraqi Resistance: "Insurgency," Militias, and the Unfolding Civil War
Chapter 8 6 Free Speech Fatalities
Chapter 9 7 A World of Orwellian Doublethink
Chapter 10 8 Doctrines of Media and State: Hailing Humanitarianism, Dismissing Disaster
Chapter 11 9 Catapult the Media
Chapter 12 10 Afghanistan and 9/11: The "War on Terror" Declared
Chapter 13 11 A Game Plan for Infinite War?
Chapter 14 Conclusion: A Movement for Progressive Media Reform
Chapter 15 Bibliography
Chapter 16 Index
Chapter 17 About the Author
Lucidly written and broadly researched, DiMaggio's book is an excellent exposé of how mainstream media use conceptual evasion and informational manipulation to serve the empire.
— Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism and God and His Demons
Mass Media, Mass Propaganda is a superb contribution to the literature on media coverage of the current war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Anthony DiMaggio's thorough analysis is unparalleled in any other work I have seen. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the media. The author's plea for a democratic media is well placed after a thorough analysis of how the media in this country has failed in its responsibilities toward its consumers.
— Jamal R. Nassar, California State University, San Bernardino
DiMaggio's Mass Media, Mass Propaganda is a much needed text documenting the increasing evidence that corporate media is fully embedded with the Global Dominance Group of the US military industrial complex. His message is a significant addition to the overwhelming evidence for corporate media's complicity in war and its full service as a propaganda machine for the powerful.
— Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored, Sonoma State University
For political journalists, journalism faculty and students, and common readers who believe the news media should present a more diverse spectrum of views about the defining political issues of our era, Mass Media, Mass Propaganda is a must-read book. It is an abundantly researched yet bound to be controversial study. DiMaggio writes in a style addressing both general readers and academic scholars. The book is animated by passionate advocacy of alternative media and of general media reform. Mass Media, Mass Propaganda delivers a courageous critical analysis of the practice of news today and its impact on democratic public opinion. DiMaggio's careful development of journalistic evidence builds a strong case.
— Jeanette McVicker, SUNY Fredonia; H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
If history ever judges the folly of our times, it will not pass lightly over the complicity of our media in our disasterous Wars of Error so carefully detailed and documented with adroit scholarship by Anthony DiMaggio. His book will drive many journalists to hang our heads in shame and seek atonement through more thoughtful and critical work. This is a brave and important book by one conscience of academe. It could be cited on the tombstone of irresponsible corporate media.
— Danny Schechter, news dissector; executive editor of MediaChannel.org; director of WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception