- How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance
- Part 1: The Truth vs. DC's Propaganda Machine with Charles Lewis
- Part 2: If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV
- Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight
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Part 1: The Truth vs. DC's Propaganda Machine with Charles Lewis
Investigative journalist Charles Lewis joins Bill Moyers this week to talk about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war.
Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company
June 27, 2014 | As the exploding crisis in Iraq spotlights once again the tragic record of American policy in the Middle East, Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis, whose new book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity details the many government falsehoods that have led us into the current nightmare.
Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite.
Charles Lewis is investigative journalist whose new book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity details the many government falsehoods that have led us into the current nightmare.
Bill Moyers is an American journalist and liberal public commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967. He also worked as a network TV news commentator for ten years.
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Part 2: If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV
Historian Andrew Bacevich, in a recent interview with Bill Moyers, the veteran journalist who chronicled the media's Iraq boosterism in the documentary “Buying the War,” accused those who book guests for broadcast of viewing (the Iraq conflict) through a lens of partisan politics. "So if Iraq is falling apart, their reflexive inclination is to say, 'Let’s go get someone who is a critic of Obama.' And who better to do that then a neoconservative or a senior member of the Bush administration?"
Sam Stein & Michael Calderone, Huffington Post
06/27/2014 | Kent Conrad’s phone hasn’t been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the country, has once again dominated the news.
The architects of the Iraq war are back in TV studios and on op-ed pages, as are journalists and pundits who promoted the Bush administration’s ultimately bogus case for invading. But Conrad, a former senator who was one of only 23 to vote against authorizing the war in October 2002, hasn’t heard from CNN, MSNBC or any other TV outlet. "Not once," he said, when asked if anyone in the press had reached out regarding the current crisis in Iraq.
Sam Stein: Political Editor and White House Correspondent of Huffington Post
Michael Calderone: Huffington Post senior media reporter
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Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight, Michael Calderone, Huffington Post
- This is the American corporate media at its perpetual game, manipulating public opinion as always, against the public interest-- favoring transnational corporations and transnational investors who don't give a damn about this country, or anything beyond their profits.
- Report from Iraq: U.S. Invasion in 2003 Helped Set Path for Crisis Pulling Nation Apart