War Spin

So, where to begin? We recently watched the BBC documentary War Spin in out Issues class, and it was absolutely fascinating! Really, such interesting work, from the staged rescue of Jessica Lynch, to the photo ops, the talked up dangers and the losses twisted into victories. Hollywood and the Pentagon, brothers in arms. usually when one would think of PR they may presume of cushy office jobs trying to sell the public things they will never need, endorsing and public opinion, trust. Well, war has all of that, plus excitement. Don’t get me wrong, war is terrible, but it is far more interesting that many of the other campaigns we have looked at. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I am the only male in my class, but I found it thrilling. Continue reading

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