Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Op-Eds Now More Central in War Than Bullets"

Daniel Pipes has an interesting column about the role that the media plays in this latest war. His piece at Jewish World Review is called "Op-Eds Now More Central in War than Bullets." He discusses how public relations once had little or no role to play in wars and how it is now central. What are the implications of this? Will wars now be won or lost based on which side has the best PR?

Have a read and see what you think.



At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Pop said...

Viet Nam is a classic example of this. We actually won the war on the ground. In the "disasterous" Tet '68 attacks, we cleaned the VC/NVA at a rate of 10 to 1. The media turned it into a defeat in the minds of many Americans when nothing could be further from the truth. I would certainly agree with the title.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Mary A said...

I hadn't thought about it until I read Daniel Pipes essay. Your example of the Tet Offensive is a good one.


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