The Media-Public Opinion-Policy Nexus in German-American Relations

German-American Issues 5

The starkly different media images and rhetoric that appeared in German and American news outlets during the Iraq conflict reflected the degree of political tension between the two countries. Germans and Americans both were disturbed by the negative stereotyping and inaccuracies in each others’ news media, prompting a debate about the sources of these contradictory images and whether the media itself had become part of the problem in transatlantic relations…

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