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Framing a Friendly Dictator: U.S. Newsmagazine Coverage of Pakistani President Musharraf After 9/11
Unformatted Document Text:  Framing a Friendly Dictator: U.S. Newsmagazine Coverage of Pakistani President Musharraf After 9/11 25 On the other hand, the existence of the West versus Islam frame (Said, 1997; Karim, 2000) may explain why the U.S. newsmagazines continuously emphasized Musharraf’s pro-Western features. The newsmagazines used several Musharraf’s biographical and personal characteristics as metaphors of his “Westernness,” which made him different from his nation of “fundamentalists” and less alien to the West. Suggestions for Further Research/Limitations The most obvious limitation of this research is the short period of the media coverage observed. The research on the U.S. newsmagazines’ coverage of Pakistani president’s role after the September 11 attacks would benefit from a comparative study. A possible course would be comparing the U.S. media coverage of Pervez Musharraf in the post-September 11 period with the coverage of dictatorial leaders in several other countries at the same period of time. The sample of countries chosen should examine whether the differences in the media across dimensions such as “Muslim” and “non-Muslim,” “developed” and “undeveloped,” and “enemies” and “allies” influenced the construction of Musharraf’s role. The second path could be comparing the coverage of the Pakistani leader after the September 11 attacks with the coverage of Musharraf in the period when his partnership with the United States was still unstable. This comparison could reveal whether the forming of a new partnership between the United States and Pakistan in September 2001 influenced the U.S. media coverage.

Authors: Obad, Orlanda.
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Framing a Friendly Dictator: U.S. Newsmagazine Coverage of Pakistani
President Musharraf After 9/11
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On the other hand, the existence of the West versus Islam frame (Said, 1997;
Karim, 2000) may explain why the U.S. newsmagazines continuously emphasized
Musharraf’s pro-Western features. The newsmagazines used several Musharraf’s
biographical and personal characteristics as metaphors of his “Westernness,” which made
him different from his nation of “fundamentalists” and less alien to the West.
Suggestions for Further Research/Limitations
The most obvious limitation of this research is the short period of the media
coverage observed. The research on the U.S. newsmagazines’ coverage of Pakistani
president’s role after the September 11 attacks would benefit from a comparative study.
A possible course would be comparing the U.S. media coverage of Pervez
Musharraf in the post-September 11 period with the coverage of dictatorial leaders in
several other countries at the same period of time. The sample of countries chosen should
examine whether the differences in the media across dimensions such as “Muslim” and
“non-Muslim,” “developed” and “undeveloped,” and “enemies” and “allies” influenced
the construction of Musharraf’s role.
The second path could be comparing the coverage of the Pakistani leader after the
September 11 attacks with the coverage of Musharraf in the period when his partnership
with the United States was still unstable. This comparison could reveal whether the
forming of a new partnership between the United States and Pakistan in September 2001
influenced the U.S. media coverage.


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