It's been 13 years since we last saw an episode of Bill Moyers' Journal but the show begins anew this week. (Wednesday at 20:00 for my fellow Madisonians.) Whether or not it will be "devastating" as this article
suggests remains to be seen. But it ought to be interesting to see Moyers examine the media coverage during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.Among the few heroes of this devastating film are reporters with the Knight Ridder/McClatchy bureau in D.C. Tragically late, Walter Isaacson, who headed CNN, observes, "The people at Knight Ridder were calling the colonels and the lieutenants and the people in the CIA and finding out, you know, that the intelligence is not very good. We should've all been doing that."
At the close, Moyers mentions some of the chief proponents of the war who refused to speak to him for this program, including Thomas Friedman, Bill Kristol, Roger Ailes, Charles Krauthammer, Judith Miller, and William Safire.
Be prepared for a lot of people accepting blame and then passing the buck.