“Resisting the Drums of War” demonstrates how images and messages are used to frame a topic to influence the viewer. (See David Giles article in this issue for a discussion on Media Framing). In this case, the video tackles the war in Iraq showing that it was promoted by targeting the audience’s concerns about vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness. This video is not only an example of how media can be used to influence perceptions, but how the power of media can be used to counteract inaccuracies and political agendas. Available also on YouTube.
Roy Eidelson is the founder of Eidelson Consulting using his research-based “dangerous ideas” framework in order to analyze, explain, and address critical barriers and prospects related to progressive change for individuals and groups.
Roy Eidelson received his B.A. from Princeton University (1975) and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1979). He is the former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania and a licensed clinical psychologist. [email protected]