Feb 10, 2015

Jon Stewart Smashes CNN, MSNBC, & Fox News For Their Hypocrisy In Misleading The Public Over The Iraq War & Not Admitting It

This is probably the best summation of the media and it's hypocrisy that Jon Stewart has ever done. Please watch this video:

Guardians of the Veracity - When a report that Brian Williams filed during the Iraq War changes suspiciously over time, the media is quick to scrutinize the longtime news anchor's credibility. (7:49):

I think the media is angry because, well, Brian William told the public that he lied which breaks the illusion of a flawless media. What if people start investigating into other media lies like the Iraq War (see links below).


Related background info:

Bush's Legacy: A Bill Moyers documentary exploring how mainstream media failed to question the war in Iraq

Daily Show host Jon Stewart led a tongue-in-cheek cheer on Monday for the media attention surrounding NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ discredited story about being targeted by enemy fire in a military helicopter.
“Finally, someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq war,” Stewart said. “It might not necessarily be the first person you’d want held accountable on that list. But never again will Brian Williams mislead this great nation about being shot at in a war we probably wouldn’t have ended up in if the media had applied this level of scrutiny to the actual f*cking war.”
While news outlets were busy protecting the “crown jewel” of their credibility, Stewart argued, they were all too happy to pat themselves on the back for backing then-President George W. Bush and his administration as they peddled bogus claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq leading up to that war.
Stewart confessed to being impressed by the “evil efficiency” of the Bush narrative for war, which included planting a story in the New York Times, and following it up with an appearance by then-Vice President Dick Cheney on Meet The Press to discuss it.
He then showed footage of NBC’s Tom Brokaw blaming the “fog of covering a war” for the lack of accountability toward Bush and Cheney, while CNN’s Wolf Blitzer shrugged off any criticism, calling his network “a first draft of history” operation.
“It wasn’t even your draft,” Stewart said. “You were just copying off of Cheney’s paper. You were plagiarizing history.”

The Nightly Show's Commentary On The Issue


Sigh!  I think a little reminder here would be nice.

Watch Dick Cheney explains how Iraq would fall apart if we invaded in 1994:

To push a war for oil...

Documentary: "Why We Did It" - The Invasion of Iraq

In Images:

I SMASH Corporate Media!!!

Iraq War With The Daily Show

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