Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Newspeak-Propaganda at Play in Iraq News Releases

The U.S. military in Iraq is engaged in a propaganda struggle with insurgents and sectarian militants that is as intense as the war with bullets and bombs.

The weapon is language, and the goal for each side is to portray the opposing side as evil. There are questions, though, about whom that language is supposed to influence: the American public, the Iraqi public or the insurgents themselves? There's also the issue of whether loaded language obscures the distinction between combatants and bystanders.

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