Okay, I love Bill Moyers. Maybe I'm the last person to know this, but the Bill Moyers Journal is returning to PBS, and the first segment, airing on April 25 at 9 pm (eastern time, I think, check local listing) is about how the media helped sell the lies on the run-up to the war.
If you're busy, it's Tivo time! (I don't even know how to spell it, so you think I know how to use it? I heading off to Geezer Tech right now.) More.
Here's the description from the PBS website.
"The premiere of BILL MOYERS JOURNAL, "Buying the War," explores the role of the press in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, including how the government's claims about weapons of mass destruction and terrorist ties to Saddam Hussein were largely accepted at face value by the mainstream media and cheer-leaded by the "partisan press." The marketing of the war has been much examined, but BILL MOYERS JOURNAL looks at how key elements of the media bought into the propaganda.
"Buying the War" features interviews with Dan Rather, formerly of CBS; Tim Russert of "Meet the Press"; Bob Simon of "60 Minutes"; Walter Pincus of the Washington Post; Walter Isaacson, then president of CNN; editor at large of The New Republic and author Peter Beinart; talk show host Phil Donahue; and James Wolcott, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel of Knight Ridder, which was acquired by the McClatchy Company in 2006. Virtually alone, Knight Ridder asked for the hard evidence to back up the president's justification of the war."
Did I mention I love Bill Moyers?