sexta-feira, 27 de abril de 2007

"Buying the War", Bill Moyers

Ou a prova que é precisamente nos assuntos internaciojnais e de guerra que os "check and balances" costumam falhar [tal como a população (em democracia ou não) a costuma abraçar com fervor ... patriótico-nacionalista?] Um guerra de "lies and deception" (como todas? A cereja em cima do bolo terá sido mesmo Collin Powell na ONU) provávelmente irá ainda vir a ser sujeito a escrutínio pela lei americana e internacional e eu não vou ter pena nenhuma. Bush e Cheney em desgraça ? Não me parece assim tão improvável.

"How did the mainstream press get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein to 9-11 continue to go largely unreported? "What the conservative media did was easy to fathom; they had been cheerleaders for the White House from the beginning and were simply continuing to rally the public behind the President — no questions asked. How mainstream journalists suspended skepticism and scrutiny remains an issue of significance that the media has not satisfactorily explored," says Moyers. "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?"

On Wednesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS, a new PBS series BILL MOYERS JOURNAL premieres at a special time with "Buying the War," a 90-minute documentary that explores the role of the press in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. Two days later on April 27, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL airs in its regular timeslot on Fridays at 9 p.m. with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy, and issues facing democracy. "Buying the War" includes interviews with Dan Rather, formerly of CBS; Tim Russert of MEET THE PRESS; Bob Simon of 60 MINUTES; Walter Isaacson, former president of CNN; and John Walcott, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel of Knight Ridder newspapers, which was acquired by The McClatchy Company in 2006. "

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