A new Era has dawned on TV Media Wars. in General Posted March 27, 2003 Everyday the events taking place unfold on TV and the rest of the media gets more fascnating. Whoever invented the Satelight and the internet must have been a genius. The propaganda war has intensified and this is one war that wants to use the media to overthrow a whole government but then again suddenly the same media has been used by others by showing blow by blow of events happening real time. One immediate example is the rapid dissemination on the Internet of the complete Iraqi-TV POW tape from yesterday, which mainstream U.S. media refused to broadcast in its entirety (or at all) after DoD's Rumsfeld "suggested" that it shouldn't be shown. Despite his desire to keep these (disturbing, to be sure) images and sounds from the public, they were within hours (minutes?) openly available via a wide variety of sources on the Net, including Arabic channel Web sites, other foreign media outlet Web sites, file sharing sites, and so on. It is true that most people still apparently get the bulk of their news from conventional TV. But the vastly increasing reach of the Net via broadband access facilities -- making direct distribution of reasonable quality audio and video practical -- is now having significant effects on the overall fabric of news dissemination and control. Al jazeera has again shown that BBC, CNN and others are no longer playing fair in disseminating information in the manner in which brought them to prominance. They have suddenly become political tools rather than what they used to be which was providing accurate and truthful news.