Heard on campus: Chris Hedges, New York Times reporter

September 14, 2004

"We never saw the war in Iraq. The press always masks the essence of war, death, from public view. War coverage was presented as a game, as entertainment. Commentators on the cable news channels reveled in the power and might of our weaponry, and by extension our own power. We watched neatly packaged video clips fed to the press by the war makers. We were spared the pools of blood, the agony of the dying on the other end. It was clean and neat and tidy and wildly out of context."
-- Chris Hedges, reporter for The New York Times and author of "War is a Force that Give Us Meaning," speaking on the University Park campus Monday evening as the first presenter in the "War and Ethics" lecture series, sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute.

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