Somewhat akin to global warming advocates who hate seeing anything in print from someone who doesn’t worship at the temple of Gaia, Greg Mitchell is still in search of a monolithic legacy media. Here’s how Mitchell ends his Editor & Publisher piece on Bill Moyer’s upcoming agitpropumentary:
The program closes on a sad note, with Moyers pointing out that “so many of the advocates and apologists for the war are still flourishing in the media.” He then runs a pre-war clip of President Bush declaring, “We cannot wait for the final proof: the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” Then he explains: “The man who came up with it was Michael Gerson, President Bush’s top speechwriter.
“He has left the White House and has been hired by the Washington Post as a columnist.”
Shocking. But even worse: ABC has given a microphone to another former White House aide who recklessly called for the assassination of Saddam.