General William C. Westmoreland, the main U.S. military during the Vietnam War, the first carried out simultaneously on the battlefield and on American screens, concluded: “By the very nature of television, a distorted view of the war was presented, compressed and visually dramatic [sic]. The war that was seen by the Americans was almost always violent, miserable and controversial [sic]. For the first time in modern history, the outcome of the war did not occur in the battlefield, but on television screens”.