The US has Lost the Battle of the Photographs
My essay, “The U.S. Has Lost the Battle of the Photographs,” is up through Tuesday at TomDispatch.com, veteran journalist Tom Engelhardt’s site for the Nation Institute.
The war of guns is only part of any great military enterprise. It is always supplemented by a war of words and, in the modern world, a war of images. The Bush administration, despite the savvy of its spinmeisters and Hollywood-trained publicists, has lost the war of images abroad. Although it has had more success in managing war images at home, cracks have increasingly opened up on the domestic front as well. Read more.