- Author:Phillip Knightley
- Publisher:HarperCollins Distribution Services; First Edition edition (October 9, 1975)
- Pages:448 pages
- Subcategory:Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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The first casualty when war comes, is truth, said American Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917. The book documents the history of war reportage from the Crimean War up until the Terror War of today
The first casualty when war comes, is truth, said American Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917. The book documents the history of war reportage from the Crimean War up until the Terror War of today. Since the Crimean War of one and a half centuries ago there has been no shortage of persons eager to go and report from wherever it is that people are being shot, bombs are being dropped, and battles are being waged. For much of this period war reporters have not been concerned about their neutrality. In fact, according to Knightley, it could be argued that there has yet to be a war covered in which correspondents were neutral.
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The First Casualty book. Since Vietnam, Knightley reveals, governments have become much more adept at managing the media, as highlighted in chapters on the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and the conflict between NATO and Serbia over Kosovo.
Author: Phillip Knightley ISBN 10: 0330308793. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The First Casualty - From the Crimea to Vietnam: War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Mythmaker by Phillip Knightley (Paperback, 1989). Pre-owned: lowest price.
Not that all war correspondents believed in objectivity. The Spanish Civil War brought a journalism of passionate advocacy for the Republican side-Orwell, Louis Fischer, Herbert Mathews and Kim Philby all were brilliant partisan journalists as was Hemingway who, however, did not distinguish himself-""his performance as a war correspondent was abysmally ba. " On the whole Knightley is not impressed with the coverage of Vietnam, the first ""TV war"" and he cites studies that show GIs dying on the home screen influenced public opinion in favor of the .
The First Casualty From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker, by Phillip Knightley (read 14 Aug 2010) This is a 1975 book and covers reporting from the war zone in every war from the Crimean to Vietnam. The author, an Australian, finds war correspondents have generally done a poor job in getting facts to people-usually not the correspondent's fault. He states war cirrespondents in Vietnam did a better job than in any of the other wars he studies.
The War Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker from the Crimea to Iraq. And in a new chapter on the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Knightley details even greater degrees of government manipulation and media complicity, as evidenced by the "embedding" of reporters in military units and the uncritical, openly patriotic coverage of these conflicts.
By Phillip Knightley. The prism through which we have often formed our perceptions, the war correspondent plays a key role-usually, as Knightley demonstrates, on the side of truth, but capable of being tempted by advocacy. Even with the best of intentions he can become a victim of censorship and propaganda. A lively, highly readable book, full of vignettes from the battlefields. Paywall-free reading of new articles posted daily online and almost a century of archives.
The first casualty when war comes, is truth," said American Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917, and in his gripping, now-classic history of war journalism, Phillip Knightley shows just how right Johnson was. From William Howard Russell, who described the appalling conditions of the Crimean War in Times, to the ranks of reporters, photographers, and cameramen who captured the realities of war in Vietnam, The First Casualty tells a fascinating story of heroism and collusion, censorship and suppression, myth-making and propaganda.
The First Casualty: From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker, 1975, on war and propaganda (in the United States, a Book of the Month Club main choice), 465 pages. The First Casualty: The War Correspondent As Hero and Myth-Maker from the Crimea to Kosovo. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.