- Posted February 10, 2013 by
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The war through your eyes: Iraq 10 years on
CNN's Prewar stories
Go through the prewar coverage and tell us who decided to put the music and the stars and bars background behind the broad shouldered "reporters" selling a war to the American public.
Any review of the war should include a thorough assessment of the role of American media in influencing public opinion. To quote Jessica Yellin: "They would turn down stories that were more critical and try to put on pieces that were more positive" Well "positive" might have turned out OK for some big corporate interests, but not so much for taxpayers, soldiers, and Iraqis.