The Dismantling of Yugoslavia (Part IV)

Authors

  • Edward S. Herman
  • David Peterson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-059-05-2007-09_4

Keywords:

Imperialism, Media

Abstract

Media coverage of the Yugoslav wars ranks among the classic cases in which early demonization as well as an underlying strong political interest led quickly to closure, with a developing narrative of good and evil participants and a crescendo of propaganda steadily reinforcing the good-evil perspective. This was the case after the shooting of Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1981, where dubious evidence of Bulgarian-KGB involvement was quickly accepted by the New York Times and its mainstream colleagues, and only plot-supportive evidence was of interest to the media thereafter. They remained gulled for years.

Published

2007-10-04

Issue

Section

Review of the Month