Coming Home: The Pentagon overturns 18-year media ban on war dead

Friday, April 10, 2009

Now that the Pentagon has lifted its 18-year ban on press coverage of the return of America's war dead, will the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return to the national conversation? Or has the moment passed us by? Is the American public war weary and ready to move on? For a look at what exposure to Dover Air Force base means, The Takeaway turns to Kathleen Hall Jamieson. She is Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous books, including Presidents Creating the Presidency and unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation.
"We tend to focus on the financial cost of war when this policy is in place, but to downplay the human cost of war."
—Kathleen Hall Jamieson from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, on media coverage of war


Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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