The crisis of the Anglo-Saxon information model with the ‘War in Iraq’

When covering the international crisis preceding the « war in Iraq », the US and British mass media have forgotten their high professional principles, which have given the framework of the functions of the press and journalism in our modern history, as was the case for the French press at the beginning of the industrial era and during the III Republic. The US pattern for journalism was a reference because of the Constitution of this democracy. During the « Iraqi crisis », the main mass media of this country and those of the United Kingdom failed to perform their usual duty. In France, the mass media didn’t take the same way toward the « war of the information » that could happen between the two banks of the Atlantic Ocean. Considering the US mass media, it seems that the Europeans have lost a « big brother » again. – Summary AFRI-2004