Bill Moyers did a wonderful job of exposing the trumped up case the WH made for war with Iraq with a great special called "Buying the War" which focused on the the media and their role in this travesty. Obviously this new report doesn't come as a shock to anyone in the liberal blogosphere, but I guess if FOX News runs an AP story about these claims then I guess Bill O'Reilly can't say it's "a hit job from the liberal media and NBC." Sorry, I forgot who I was dealing with for a moment.
A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to Al Qaeda or both...read on
Scholars & Rogues has more...
I dug into the wonderful C&L archives for a perfect example of their lies in action. (originally posted on 02/09/07 ) Here's Cheney getting caught by Gloria Borger spreading false information about al-Qaeda having ties to Iraq and then denying it almost three years later. Let's roll the tape.
In ‘01, Cheney said this on MTP:
CHENEY: It‘s been pretty well confirmed that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April.
on 6/19/04 CNBC, he said:
GLORIA BORGER, TV SHOW HOST: You have said in the past that it was, quote, “pretty well confirmed.”
CHENEY: No, I never said that. BORGER: OK.
CHENEY: I never said that. BORGER: I think that is…
CHENEY: Absolutely not.