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Sunday, April 29, 2007


Some video recommends

Tonight ABC News broadcast a segment from Havana about Luis Posada Carriles and the upcoming trial. If you didn't see it, you can watch it here; 3 1/2 minutes long. Other than the introduction (which is critiqued at the link), it's a pretty good piece, and well worth watching.

Longer, but perhaps of wider interest, was the Bill Moyers Journal broadcast on PBS a few days ago (and practically the only thing I watched on TV in the last week), entitled "Buying the War" (transcript and video here ). It's mostly about my favorite subject, media coverage of the run-up to the war, and features, among many interviews, the two Knight-Ridder reporters who "got it right," Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel. One of the most interesting (from a certain point of view) interchanges was this one:

WARREN STROBEL: How many times did I get invited on the talk-- how many times did you get invited on a talk show?

JONATHAN LANDAY: I think maybe on-

WARREN STROBEL: Yeah, not the big talk shows.


WARREN STROBEL: Not the big Sunday shows-

JONATHAN LANDAY: You know what? I'll tell you who invited me on-- on a talk-- on a talk shows- C-Span.
A really powerful, hard-hitting 90-minute show, and all of it is online. Highly recommended.


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