Trust and Perception: Powerful Factors in Assessing News About War

September 2010
Nieman Reports;Fall2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p71
The author discusses how the American people react to news about war that involves their fellow Americans. He cites the book he co-wrote with Tim J. Groeling titled "War Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War," which details the results of surveys they conducted to journalists, bloggers and citizens. He cites as example the decision of U.S. President George W. Bush to send an additional 30,000 soldiers in Iraq in January 2007.


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