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How Media Distorted Syrian Ceasefire’s Breakdown


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How Media Distorted Syrian Ceasefire’s Breakdown

Gareth Porter

Coverage of the breakdown of the partial ceasefire in Syria illustrated the main way corporate news media distort public understanding of a major foreign policy story. The problem is not that the key events in the story are entirely unreported, but that they were downplayed and quickly forgotten in the media’s embrace of themes with which they were more comfortable.