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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bill Moyers on the lies of the media

Oh, crap! Bill Moyers' new documentary, Buying the War, was on last night on PBS, and I missed it! (That's what happens when you forget to read Think Progress for even a day!) But wait, it's not too late to watch it! There is even a transcript. The video is on the internet right here! I just watched it this morning.

Oh, crap! Bill Moyers' new documentary, Buying the War, was on last night on PBS and I missed it! (That's what happens when you forget to read Think Progress for even a day.) But wait, it's not too late to watch it! The video is on the internet right here! There is even a transcript.

Think Progress: The Washington Post’s Tom Shales calls it "one of the most gripping and important pieces of broadcast journalism so far this year, but it’s as disheartening as it is compelling."

Moyers and producer Kathleen Hughes use alarming evidence and an array of respected journalists to make the case that, in the rage that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the media abandoned their role as watchdog and became a lapdog instead.

Exhibit A — the first event recalled in this report — is a news conference by President Bush on March 6, 2003, which Moyers says is two weeks before Bush "will order America to war." The press conference was a sham, with Bush calling only on "friendly" reporters who’d ask friendly questions. The corker was this scorching investigative query: "Mr. President, how is your faith guiding you?"

Here is a preview on YouTube to help convince you to watch it. Just get some popcorn and and JuJuBees, and you're all set!

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3 Comments:

At Thu Apr 26, 01:28:00 PM, Blogger eventsnoted said...

Saw it, loved it, and I hate the corporate media now more than ever.

 
At Thu Apr 26, 03:21:00 PM, Anonymous Jess Wundrun said...

Tim Russert should watch it and remind himself that he is a real asshole.

Why the media failed to question the Iraq war?

Cuz the dems didn't.

Why the dems didn't question the Iraq war?

Cuz the media was propagating the administration's lies about the need for the war.

Joseph Heller, got any advice?

 
At Sat Apr 28, 04:28:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

I heartily agree with both of you, and Tim Russert is an opportunistic and obsequious little toad.

 

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