Friday, April 20, 2007

Bill Moyer Discusses Why The Media Bought Into the Iraq War Hype

Bill Moyers Journal: Buying the War Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 9 PM on PBS (check local listings)

As I've indicated in several previous posts, there is no one in media that I respect more than Bill Moyers. In fact, when Molly Ivins suggested that we encourage Bill Moyers to run for President in '08, I couldn't have agreed more. So now I highly recommend that anyone with an interest in journalism and/or US politics or for that matter the state of society should try to watch this broadcast. plk

From the director:

How the administration marketed the war to the American people has been well covered, but critical questions remain: How and why did the press buy it, and what does it say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda?

In this clip from the premiere of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, Bob Simon of 60 Minutes, who was based in the Middle East, talks about the reporting he was seeing and reading out of the beltway, and John Walcott and Warren Strobel of Knight Ridder newspapers (now The McClatchy Company), discuss their work burrowing deep into the intelligence agencies to determine whether there was any evidence for the Bush Administration's case for war.

More from Bill Moyers:

Moyers on America: Capitol Crimes

A Parable For Our Times

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