Whose Views Made the News? Media Coverage and the March to War in Iraq

  title={Whose Views Made the News? Media Coverage and the March to War in Iraq},
  author={Danny Hayes and Matt Guardino},
  journal={Political Communication},
  pages={59 - 87}
Criticism of the news media's performance in the months before the 2003 Iraq War has been profuse. Scholars, commentators, and journalists themselves have argued that the media aided the Bush administration in its march to war by failing to air a wide-ranging debate that offered analysis and commentary from diverse perspectives. As a result, critics say, the public was denied the opportunity to weigh the claims of those arguing both for and against military action in Iraq. We report the results… 
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