Howie Kurtz has been making the rounds peddling his new book and during an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America he makes this bold statement about the network news; I believe that these news casts in 2005 and 2006 played the biggest single roll in helping to turn public opinion against the war. Oh reeeally? Jon Stewart points out that the network news had a lil' something to do with driving public support FOR the invasion of Iraq.
Stewart runs through a list of grandiose teasers, graphics and headlines the networks used in 2002 and 2003 to hype the impending invasion of Iraq, including a graphic used by NBC showing a nuclear explosion morphing into their mascot:
Stewart: "If you're going to s*it into your pants, we'd like you to do it to this sound -- ding ding ding!"