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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The CBS Strategy

Austin Bay sees the Muslim response to Pope Benedict's address as merely the latest iteration of a well-worn media manipulation technique that he terms the "CBS strategy" because its major elements are extensive Coordination among Muslim groups, Bloodshed that attracts media attention, and Sensationalism that keeps media attention focused on the protesters and their demands. It is this media savvy strategy, rather than any authentic expression on the part of the Muslim population, that dominates the airwaves and shapes Western understanding of what is going on in the Middle East.

Read it here.

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