Weapons of Mass Deception

Weapons of Mass Deception

The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq

eBook - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
Weapons of Mass Deception reveals:

  • How the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies.

  • "The First Casualty": Lies that were told related to the Iraq war.

  • Euphemisms and jargon related to the Iraq war, e.g. "shock and awe," "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "axis of evil," "coalition of the willing," etc.

  • "War as Opportunity": How the war on terrorism and the war on Iraq have been used as marketing hooks to sell products and policies that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism.

  • "Brand America": The efforts of Charlotte Beers and other U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts overseas.

  • "The Mass Media as Propaganda Vehicle": How news coverage followed Washington's lead and language.

The book includes a glossary ? "Propaganda: A User's Guide" ? and resources to help Americans sort through the deceptions to see the strings behind Washington's campaign to sell the Iraq war to the public.


A highly critical (some might say partisan) analysis of the George W. Bush administration's battle to win the minds of the American people. Rampton and Stauber identify and chart what they see as carefully thought out public relations strategies following 9/11 and leading to the war with Iraq.

Random House, Inc.
Weapons of Mass Deception reveals:

  • How the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies.

  • "The First Casualty": Lies that were told related to the Iraq war.

  • Euphemisms and jargon related to the Iraq war, e.g. "shock and awe," "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "axis of evil," "coalition of the willing," etc.

  • "War as Opportunity": How the war on terrorism and the war on Iraq have been used as marketing hooks to sell products and policies that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism.

  • "Brand America": The efforts of Charlotte Beers and other U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts overseas.

  • "The Mass Media as Propaganda Vehicle": How news coverage followed Washington's lead and language.

The book includes a glossary "Propaganda: A User's Guide" and resources to help Americans sort through the deceptions to see the strings behind Washington's campaign to sell the Iraq war to the public.



Baker & Taylor
Examines the campaign to sell the Iraq War to the American public, including supposed links to the events of September 11, 2001, rumors of weapons stockpiles, and the reaction of commercial news media to White House reports.

Book News
The role of "public relations" in manufacturing the justifications for George W. Bush's war in Iraq and manipulating public perceptions is little understood in the United States. Rampton and Stauber (both of the Center for Media and Democracy) expose the way the public relations machine, the U.S. government, the corporate media, and right-wing policy think tanks manipulated and distorted American perceptions of Iraq's danger to the world, American honorable intentions, and the "War on Terror," in order to get the American public to support Bush's Mesopotamian adventure. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2003
ISBN: 9780786545926
0786545925
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 248 p.)
Additional Contributors: Stauber, John C. (John Clyde), 1953-

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