Binah (binah1013) wrote,
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Bill Moyer's Journal

My icon is increasingly out of date, kinda like how So Long and Thanks for All the Fish was "The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy". I still love that icon. After 2008, it'll definitely have to be retired.

Last night, Bill Moyers returned to PBS with his show "Bill Moyers' Journal". He spent 1.5 hours discussing how the media was complicit in the selling of the Iraq War. If you were paying attention, and it seems many were not, you won't be shocked. There were some people asking the right questions, but dammit, war is good for media business! Shut those people up! Cancel their shows, don't run their articles. Besides, it's much cheaper to get "experts" to spout the party line.

If you were/are a casual news watcher, you might be amazed how unquestioning the Washington Press corps, NYT and WaPo were. The press just took the administration's words at face value. The Bush Administration propped up Chalabi as a point man, a man the CIA dropped because he was a con man. And yet somehow, the press took his words as gospel. No double-checking, just dictation for the most part.

Worst of all, you know the Administration and many in the Press knew they were perpetuating lies. Especially the Administration, but that the Press went along without a fuss. Such a disservice to this country.

This documentary is really worth your time. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

In the same theme, enjoy this Tom Tomorrow comic.

Tags: bill moyers, iraq war, lies, politics
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