Thank God for Bill Moyers. If anyone deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it is this guy. Alas, only corporatists, liars, and war mongers actually receive the medal from this twisted and perverse excuse for an administration.
Far too few in the media world care to address this topic. Corporate Media propaganda is used to cover up Corporate Media propaganda. It's the same closed circuit thinking that promotes the reason for war in Iraq is to have a war in Iraq. That IS the reason we're there, right?
Here's the heads up notice from Media Matters about the upcoming Bill Moyers Journal this weekend.
This week on Moyers:
There's nothing new in Scott McClellan's book about the propaganda campaign or the role of the press in selling the war, so why is it such big news? Journalists Jonathan Landay and John Walcott of McClatchy Newspapers and Greg Mitchell of Editor & Publisher analyze the reaction of the administration and the media to McClellan's book. Landay and Walcott were part of an award-winning team of journalists at Knight Ridder (now McClatchy) that consistently challenged the administration's case for war, and Mitchell is the author of So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits-and the President-failed on Iraq. The program reviews how the press is handling other important stories today.