Islamophobia, panic and public media

“Panic. That’s the operating system of the war on terror. Panic is produced and mobilized. The current outbreak of Islamophobia has distinct visual markers in the commercial mass media, visually shaping panic.”

Patricia R. Zimmermann analyses the visual presentation of the Pope Benedict controversy on US television, and the role of alternative media in countering the CNN and Fox News picture of the Muslim world.

MediaChannel, 4 October 2006