TITLE

MISINFORMATION

AUTHOR(S)
Vit, Marina
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Social Alternatives;2003 Fourth Quarter, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The issue of perception versus reality is a struggle between those with access to the information to give their version of the right message, to the right audience with the right tools. Perception does not always equal to reality. It is difficult to control the message and the perceptions in politics. Most politicians shape perceptions to make it real. An example of how words can be powerful weapons is the use of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction to convince many Americans that Saddam Hussein was a terrorist like Osama Bin Laden. U.S president George W. Bush was successful in linking the terror of September 11, 2001 to what was happening in Iraq with the overwhelming threat of weapons of mass destruction.
ACCESSION #
12712961

 

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