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Comunicar Journal 22: Edu-communication in a Global World (Vol. 11 - 2004)

Weapons of mass distortion


Francisco Pineda-Castillo


Media influence on the citizen and forms of persuasion used by them grow up when there is a war conflict. The apology often seems to be the idea of national security. This paper analyses some attitudes of the USA´s media concerning the unsuccessful seek for massive destruction weapons in Iraq, which was the reason used by Bush´s administration to invade it. This paper tries to show parciality used by some media to analyse some subjects, specially subjects associated to national security, and presents some keys to interpret the language used by them.


Communication, language, media, persuasion, language interpretation

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