Information Warfare: November 13, 2001

Archives

Taking a technique widely used in American politics, the U.S. government is preparing paid ads to run in Arab television stations (in particular the independent cable news Al Jazeera). The ads will put forth the American position about the War on Terrorism using all the splash and dash that makes U.S. movies and television so popular in Arab countries. Al Jazeera is a commercial operation that, while doing much better because of the war coverage, has yet to make a profit. So the ads will probably be accepted. The results should be interested. The American government has also enlisted the help of the film industry, which includes many of the people who make commercials. Many movie directors got their start directing commercials and music videos. The results of all this should be quite interesting.

 


Article Archive

Information Warfare: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close