Where the American Press Went Wrong on the Iraq War: Bill Moyers Returns to TV Next Week


Next Wednesday, at 9 pm, respected journalist Bill Moyers will return to PBS and air a 90-minute presentation called Buying the War. Along the way, he'll look at how the mainstream American press wound up cheerleading for the Bush administration's drive toward war in Iraq rather than doing their real job -- asking tough questions and providing partisan-free reporting.

Below, you can find a video excerpt from next week's show. To briefly set the stage, Bob Simon of of 60
Minutes talks here about "the reporting he
was seeing and reading out of the beltway, and John Walcott and Warren
Strobel of Knight Ridder newspapers (now The McClatchy Company),
discuss their work burrowing deep into the intelligence agencies to
determine whether there was any evidence for the Bush Administration's
case for war." (Note:
You can get more information on the expose from this PBS page, and you can subscribe to feeds for Bill Moyer's podcasts here.)


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