Media Lens: The BBC – Legitimising Mass Slaughter in Fallujah – Part 1

8 November 2004 — Media Lens

Introduction – Pacifying The Population

In 1984, Edward Herman and Frank Brodhead described how “demonstration elections” are “organised and staged by a foreign power primarily to pacify a restive home population, reassuring it that ongoing interventionary processes are legitimate and appreciated by their foreign objects.” (Herman and Brodhead, Demonstration Elections, South End Press, 1984, p.5)

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