By Stuart Price
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These processes include the conception of public events, both in the sense that certain occasions are initiated by specific interest groups, and because they are simultaneously presented in a certain light, positioned for ideological consumption so they can be ‘thought about’ within existing frames of reference. Incidents like the bombardment of Gaza are thus enacted and presented in the anticipation that they will be represented by established media from ‘war on terror’ to ‘overseas operations’ 41 institutions devoted to the (intermittently critical) treatment and circulation of the narrative material generated by authoritative sources.
The mediation of announcements, activities and behaviours that emanate from these sources testifies to the capacity of media forms, not simply to create widespread awareness of momentous occasions, but to contribute to their public character. The idea that the ceremony in Washington and the end of the Israeli invasion were in some way linked was therefore created by two closely associated fields of activity: first, by conscious political interventions, initiated by national leaders in the knowledge that their point of view would come under scrutiny; and second, through media management of sources, conducted in the expectation that the information received had already been modified for public consumption.
The precepts which determine it may therefore alter according to the demands of the hour, encompassing at once the methods advocated by Petraeus, and the kind of measures described by Colonel Jan Horvarth. In remarks made in November 2004, Horvarth described the challenge faced by the US military in suppressing the revolt in Fallujah, arguing that ‘we must still root out the counter-state from ‘war on terror’ to ‘overseas operations’ 35 infrastructure in Fallujah’ using the technique of ‘population [and] resource control’, employed most effectively by ‘the Nazis’ Gestapo and the Eastern European communists’ (Herring and Rangwala, 2006: 178).