Allies Down Under? The Australian at War and the "Big Lie"

Hirst, Martin and Schutze, Robert (2004). Allies Down Under? The Australian at War and the "Big Lie". In Ralph D. Berenger (Ed.), Global Media Goes To War: Role of News and Entertainment Media During the 2003 Iraq War (pp. 171-186) Spokane, Washington: Marquette Books.

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Author Hirst, Martin
Schutze, Robert
Title of chapter Allies Down Under? The Australian at War and the "Big Lie"
Title of book Global Media Goes To War: Role of News and Entertainment Media During the 2003 Iraq War
Place of Publication Spokane, Washington
Publisher Marquette Books
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Other
ISBN 0-922993-10-6
Editor Ralph D. Berenger
Chapter number 15
Start page 171
End page 186
Total pages 16
Language eng
Subjects 400101 Journalism
Abstract/Summary There can be no doubt that the Murdoch press played an important role in cohering what support there was for Australia's involvement in 'Gulf War Two'. From the start, Murdoch's 'Australian' newspaper was firmly committed to the coalition of the willing and provided a well-orchestrated cheer squad for Prime Minister John Howard and the war against Iraq.
Keyword Australian (newspaper)
war reporting
propaganda
Iraq War
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