Creating Captain America: a Frame Analysis of the Pat Tillman Epic

Creating Captain America: a Frame Analysis of the Pat Tillman Epic

Date: May 2013
Creator: DeWalt, Christina A. Childs
Description: Pat Tillman—an Arizona Cardinals player who sacrificed everything to serve his country but died in Afghanistan—was initially touted as a true American hero who was killed by enemy fire. In reality, however, the Tillman narrative was based on nothing but military propaganda. This research focused on how mainstream U.S. newspapers used news frames, overall story tone, and news sources before and after the official acknowledgement of the true cause of Tillman's death as fratricide. As hypothesized from C. Wright Mills' "lesser institutions," Antonio Gramsci's hegemony, and Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky's propaganda model, the newspapers generally decreased both direct and indirect references to news frames involving "lesser institutions" (e.g., NFL, Arizona State University) and ideological values (e.g., heroism, patriotism) after the revelation, but they were not critical of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars or the Bush administration at all. In addition, they increased their dependence on official sources and decreased family and friend sources after his cause of death was changed. The results as a whole indicate that in the Tillman saga, the revelation of his true cause of death introduced a significant disruption to the propaganda information system, causing news frames to decrease, but the third filter of the propaganda ...
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Zapluty karzeł reakcji

Zapluty karzeł reakcji

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a man with large ears, spectacles and spewing from his mouth. The words Zapluty karzeł reakcji are underneath the figure. The words and image are in black on a white ground.
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RTPD 20 zł

RTPD 20 zł

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postage stamp depicting a young female in the center. At the top of the stamp are the letters RTPD and in the lower section, the denomination of the stamp, 20 złoty. The stamp is printed in all blue on a cream paper.
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Solidarność

Solidarność

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a cracked egg inside a broken, red basket.
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Wesolego 1987 Zyczy Solidarność Ciagle Młody

Wesolego 1987 Zyczy Solidarność Ciagle Młody

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting best wishes for the year 1987. The words wesolego 1987 zyczy solidarność ciagle młody are in red on a brownish tan background. The year, 1987, is depicted with people forming the shapes of the numbers.
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1987 ZYJ GODNIE! Solidarność nie pije

1987 ZYJ GODNIE! Solidarność nie pije

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting five figures in reddish orange silhouette. The figure on the far left is chimpanzee like and the next four figures evolve to man. The man at the front of the line is holding a flower in one hand and his other hand holds up two fingers.
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Grudzien 1983. Solidarność

Grudzien 1983. Solidarność

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a large group of upraised arms in black silhouette. Each of the hands is holding up two fingers. In the black sky above the crowd is a large white star with rays radiating from it. Across the bottom, the red portion contains the word Solidarność and a crest.
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Victorian Ideology and British Children's Literature, 1870-1914

Victorian Ideology and British Children's Literature, 1870-1914

Date: August 1969
Creator: Trugman, Ann
Description: In many nations, children's literature is a propaganda element for society. The structure of society, both real and imagined, and the composition of the immature mind make children's literature, both good and bad, a method by which to shape future citizens. Through studying the literature of a particular period and in one country, the relationship between children's literature and the history of the times and the ideals of the adults of that age is made clearer. Literature for the young is a record of the spirit of the times.
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The Attack into the Unknown: German Troops Advancing on Stalingrad, from Signal Magazine

The Attack into the Unknown: German Troops Advancing on Stalingrad, from Signal Magazine

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Date: 1940/1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Single page from Signal magazine shows a Nazi flag, soldiers and a tank. Text at the bottom of the image has the title "El asalto en lo desconocido" and the text: "El corresponsal de guerra de "Signal" PK. Artur Grimm describe en las páginas siguientes la cooperación alemana entre Infantería, Ingenieros y Caros de Combate."
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Jest Wielka noc będzie zmartwychwstanie

Jest Wielka noc będzie zmartwychwstanie

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting the side view, in black outline, a ram holding the Polish flag. The text above and below the image is also in black.
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