HBO and the Iraq War: From Documentaries to 'Generation Kill'

Chown, Jeffrey
January 2009
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2009, p1
Conference Paper
Of the mainstream, corporate mass media, it would initially seem HBO has been the most outspoken opponent of American involvement in the Iraq War. They have commisioned or bought rights to a variety of documentaries critical of the Bush administration conduct. In 2008 they featured a seven-part mini-series titled 'Generation Kill.' The paper argues in fact the programming supports myths of American exceptionalism and professionalism at the expense any consideration of Iraqi perspective. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript


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