Wanted, dead or alive: Media frames, frame adoption, and support for the war in Afghanistan

Edy, J.A. & Meirick, P.C. (2007). Wanted, dead or alive: Media frames, frame adoption, and support for the war in Afghanistan. Journal of Communication, 57, 119-141.

After the attack on the Twin Towers, Bush immediately responded using mass media. Edy and Kumar are evaluating the frames that were set and investigate the effect it had on the public support for the war in Afghanistan. Although the article is meant to be a start of more empirical research, it can be used to test the propaganda model. In what degree does the US government controls the public opinion about the war in Afghanistan?