Like the war on terror the media war rages on more than ever americas ability to fight and win against isis requires that we understand how best to communicate about war in the digital age tom basile takes readers behind the scenes during his time as a civilian advisor in iraq during the iraq war describing his mission and the struggle to communicate about the war as it became more . In tough sell fighting the media war in iraq tom basile a media commentator author and recent new york state senate candidate takes questions of public perception and media power as his objects the lens through which he examines these questions is iraq. Those who define todays conventional wisdom in washington would have us believe that the second us iraqi war was a failure so pervasive is this mindset that as a presidential candidate even jeb bush former president george w bushs own brother fled in horror from the prospect of defending the 2003 decision to invade iraq and overthrow saddam hussein. Tough sell fighting the media war in iraq by tom basile university of nebraska press 2017 320 pp tough sell fighting the media war in iraq by tom basile is an analytical history written in the first person by a former senior press advisor to the coalition provisional authority cpa in baghdad iraq 2003 2004 this book does exactly what the title suggests. In tough sell basile promises to show the nitty gritty of post conflict communications and media relations of the iraq war that is often times so bizarre that it seems implausible and wow does he deliver as someone who remains far more pacifist than anything else no matter what political climate i find myself in i think the observations and revelations that basile makes in tough sell is
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