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How CNN fought the war : a view from the inside

Author: Perry M Smith
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Carol Pub. Group, ©1991.
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In this provocative, hard-hitting, insightful book, CNN's leading military analyst during the war against Iraq tells all: from how CNN beat the much touted network newscasts to how it allowed itself to become an instrument of enemy propaganda with its reports from Baghdad after Iraq imposed censorship. For example, General Perry M. Smith provides a balanced but tough-minded view of CNN correspondent Peter Arnett's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Smith, Perry M. (Perry McCoy).
How CNN fought the war.
New York, N.Y. : Carol Pub. Group, ©1991
(OCoLC)606154226
Online version:
Smith, Perry M. (Perry McCoy).
How CNN fought the war.
New York, N.Y. : Carol Pub. Group, ©1991
(OCoLC)624399441
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry M Smith
ISBN: 1559720905 9781559720908 1559720832 9781559720830
OCLC Number: 24142491
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Perry M. Smith.

Abstract:

In this provocative, hard-hitting, insightful book, CNN's leading military analyst during the war against Iraq tells all: from how CNN beat the much touted network newscasts to how it allowed itself to become an instrument of enemy propaganda with its reports from Baghdad after Iraq imposed censorship. For example, General Perry M. Smith provides a balanced but tough-minded view of CNN correspondent Peter Arnett's controversial reporting. General Smith makes it clear tat Arnett could have pushed harder against the boundaries of Iraqi censorship and that he may have been more concerned with filing a daily report and in staying in Iraq than giving his worldwide audience of one billion people a complete and accurate account. Other revelations include: how some of the press missed the biggest stories of the war; why the author almost quit CNN for what he believed was a misleading commentary by a Washington anchor; the greatest waknesses of the Coalition's ground campaign; why CNN was better equipped and motivated to lick its richer, well-established competitors - ABC, CBS, and NBC; how Bob Woodward and other prominent journalists misled the public on how well our forces were doing; the Norman Schwarzkopf phenomenon: how he orchestrated the war, handled the media, maintained his integrity, and won. The author, a West Point classmate of Schwarzkopf, provides facts, anecdotes, and personal rmembrances that reveal the real man. He also explains why General Schwarzkopf was, like Eisenhower and Patton prior to the Normandy invasion, justified in deceiving the press; the behind-the-scenes story of how the air campaign was planned and carried out, including the role of the Pentagon brain trust; why CNN decided not to ask the general who knew most about The Coalition campaign, former Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Dugan, to be a military analyst; why CNN filed to cover the ground campaign as well as the three major networks; how the Pentagon helped the author predict almost precisely how long the war would last; how the war changed not only the face of warfare, but also news reporting as we know it, on television as well as in print. How CNN Fought the War: A View From the Inside will be read by all those who want to go behind the scenes of one of America's greatest military and media triumphs.

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