Review of "Weapons of Mass Deception"

Posted by Mike - January 6, 2004 (entry 124)

'Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq' is a timely masterpiece on media, the public relations industry, and the rush to war with Iraq. John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton shed light on how the lies that led us to war were carefully and strategically transmitted to the masses through every outlet we use to gather information. Filtering through the deception and misinformation that saturated our airwaves before the invasion of Iraq, Stauber and Rampton illustrate to the reader a clear and valid account of the behind the scenes PR campaign that went into making Saddam and Iraq seem to be a serious threat rather than another rogue nation. This book is solid proof that the power elite in this country purposely misled the public in order to gain their acceptance to engage in a war that was planned long before September 11th and exposes how the watchdog role of our media has morphed into a lapdog for the PR industry.

--Michael Foerstel-Chicago Media Action

Postscript: Free Classroom Copies of "Weapons of Mass Deception"

The non-profit, educational Center for Media & Democracy is offering teachers and students free classroom copies of our acclaimed best-selling book, "Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq." This book is perfect for journalism, current events, political science and communications classes. We are able to make this free offer thanks to the generosity and commitment of an anonymous donor who feels it imperative that this book reach America's young people. If you are a high school or college instructor who would like free classroom copies to use with your students, please email to Kristian F. Knutsen the following information: Your name, title, and daytime phone number; your school's name and class title; the number of books you need, where to ship them, and the date you need them. These books are available on a first come, first serve basis, so contact us now.

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