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Bush and Iraq: Mass Media, Mass Ignorance


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Bush and Iraq: Mass Media, Mass Ignorance

Jeff Cohen

The president's secret Thanksgiving trip to Iraq prompted predictable gushing from major media. As we head toward a presidential election, mainstream media and their pundits are telling us Bush will be difficult to beat. What mass media don't discuss much is their own role in public opinion and public ignorance, two measures that run hand in hand.