Monday, March 19, 2007
Lies and Damn Lies!
This past weekend hundreds of thousands of prostestors took to the street to protest the fouth anniversary of the Iraq war. Today March 19th is the actual commemoration. This weekend seven more US service personnel were killed. Also the New York Times gave a half-hearted apology for its coverage of the war. Many in corporate media say that they made the right call based on the information at hand at the time. But why was it that so many in the Indy media circles didn't get on board. Why did shows like Democracy Now!, Flashpoints, Laura Flanders, Phil Donahue believe the hype? Why was it that weapons experts like David Kay and Scott Ritter vilified by a White House that appointed both to do their jobs? How could lowly journalists such as Dahr Jamail, Ali Abunimah, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Amy Goodman and the like have the same information as the corporate media had and be able to debunk the ridiculous lies that the White House, Judith Miller and Co at the New York Times, FOX news, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS couldn't? The media watchdog group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has come up with a list of the most sensational lies that made up journalism in the run-up to the failed war in Iraq. Click here to it check out