Television News and American Intervention in Somalia: The Myth of a Media-Driven Foreign Policy
Jonathan Mermin challenges the idea that individual journalistic initiative put Somalia in the news in 1992 and was the driving force behind American action. He shows that Somalia had emerged as an issue in Washington before it appeared on the evening news and concludes that American politicians, not television journalists, put Somalia on the foreign policy agenda.
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