Lies, damned lies and Bush’s press cronies
[21 Jun 2007]
Frontline’s News War is an excellent investigation of the way the White House manipulated the press in the lead up to the Iraq war. It’s also about the aftermath.
What major players in the debates are saying about the role of media in U.S. society – and what’s ahead
Who made it?
News War is a FRONTLINE co-production in association with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
All 4 episodes of the TV series are available at the site and there are full transcripts of interviews with New York Times columnists, many other reporters and several media academics.
It is all riveting – and often scandalous.
The final episode, entitled War of Ideas, covers:
In the fourth hour of News War, FRONTLINE/World reporter Greg Barker travels to the Middle East to examine the rise of Arab satellite TV channels and their impact on the “war of ideas” at a time of convulsive change and conflict in the region.
A relevant quote:
Trust takes time to build,
seconds to lose
and twice as long to regain
as it did to build in the first place