Something's Happened: Fictional Media as a Coping Mechanism

@article{Mcnee2002SomethingsHF,
  title={Something's Happened: Fictional Media as a Coping Mechanism},
  author={Fiona Mcnee},
  journal={Prometheus},
  year={2002},
  volume={20},
  pages={281 - 287}
}
  • Fiona Mcnee
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Political Science
  • Prometheus
By the afternoon of September 11, entertainment executives were rushing to remove media products containing 'inappropriate' references from American television and movie screens. While references to terrorism were the starting point, their caution extended to themes of war and threats against America, all in the name of 'public sensitivity' and 'respect for the victims'. Simultaneously, uninterrupted news coverage was brimming with scenes of devastation and heartbreak. What makes fiction… 
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