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18 Sep, 2011

Fear incorporated – Listening Post – Al Jazeera English

Last week we looked at the performance of the US news media in decade following the 9/11 attacks. A big part of that story was the role the media played in creating a climate of fear in the US. This week we go a step further and look at the phenomenon of Islamophobia in the media – the people behind it, the organisations paying for it and the news outlets pedalling it.

The Centre for American Progress recently published a study it called ‘Fear Incorporated’. It looked at the voices pushing the anti-Islam agenda in the media one sound bite at a time. Then it looked at how those voices were getting on the air and staying there by following the money trail. It turns out $42 million can buy a lot of airtime.

via Fear incorporated – Listening Post – Al Jazeera English.