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War and the American Elite: PDF download

 

Chris Pepus takes a look at the “social closeness” of some of the journalists who came out in support of George Bush’s invasion of Iraq. He provides numerous examples of reporters and editors that were the products of prep schools, Ivy League legacies, and newspaper inheritances, giving an insight into the war-mongering news coverage of the post 9/11 time period. In doing so he illustrates the American news conglomerate’s distance from the reality of war—or rather, a proximity to the war-profiteering class of their fathers and their friends.

Here’s the PDF of the article that originally ran in Razorcake #75.

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