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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Sep 22, 2015.
Rather than review all that has been said, and left unsaid, in the past few days, I will simply perform the service of providing the transcript of an interview that has gotten some attention via a video at the MSNBC site, but never quoted in full due to the lack of a transcript. It deserves full study.
It features current NBC anchor Brian Williams interviewing former anchor Tom Brokaw (he was still in that seat when we went to war) two nights ago. Brokaw's bankrupt arguments could stand as Exhibit A in the media's continuing failure to admit complicity in the human, financial, and moral disaster that is the Iraq war.
Consider just a few elements. Brokaw says, "But this president was determined to go to war. It was more theology than it was anything else. It was pretty hard to deal with." So hard that the media didn't even try hard to deal with the 'theology." NBC and others chose to focus on the evidence of WMD rather than the evidence that the administration was simply bent on going to war, WMD or not.
Brokaw, to make light of McClellan's charges, also declares that all wars are based on propaganda. He even mentions World War II. For Brokaw, who has embraced the notion of that being the good war, to put the Iraq invasion in the same class is outrageous. There is a huge difference between admitting that there is a propaganda element to every war and pointing out that certain wars are mainly based on propaganda and that a country has been misled, or lied, into war. Surely, Brokaw doesn't think FDR hyped the Japanese and German threat or was hellbent on war.
Continue . . . http://editorandpublisher.com/PrintArticle/Tom-Brokaw-s-Disturbing-Defense-of-the-Media-and-Iraq
So let me get this straight Tom Brokaw an admitted war propagandist and cover up artist is supposed to be a credible character reference for a publication that has been pushing the fear based neocon narrative since the death of Andrew James Breitbart? :laugh: Sorry Rev couldn't help myself. :laugh: