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Old 04-26-2007, 12:17 PM   #31
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I really don't care who or what the Right takes seriously. Any credibility the "Right" had is shot now that they took so long to figure out that their president is a liar.
Some of them still haven't.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:53 PM   #32
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It was well done. It summed up much of the deception leading up to the war and the failure of the majority of the media to evaluate the claims.

Much of it was well known to people who are aware of who the sources were and their unreliability. The point of how the media let Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, and Rice say whatever they want without any confirmation of the truth was damning. Moyers also focused on the difference between Knight-Ridder newspapers vs NYT and the Washington Post. The use of pundits as experts (who aren't truly experts) was discussed too and how many journalists have become compalcent. It's scary how the country was so wrapped up in the flag that the media basically became a mouthpiece for the Bush administration with few exceptions.
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I caught this at the very end, about the last fifteen minutes.

Pretty interesting, for the short time that I was able to watch it.
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #34
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Excellent post, Irvine.

And excellent point, Dread.

Simply because a journalist arrives at a conclusion that does not fall into your "camp" doesn't mean they're wrong.
Yes, I echo that sentiment! Great statements people!

I was saying exactly the same thing this morning.
The truth is the truth, it's not biased or partisan.
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Yes, I echo that sentiment! Great statements people!

I was saying exactly the same thing this morning.
The truth is the truth, it's not biased or partisan.
Yes, unfortunately those who tell us what it is are.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:13 PM   #36
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Bill Moyer's interview with Jon Stewart

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04272007/watch.html


Jon Stewart gets it, too bad so many others don't.
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He really does get it - on a level far deeper than the humor on the show might suggest. Particularly his point about the rhetoric of this war being "the fight of our lives."

Really impressive interview.
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