Friday, June 27, 2014

TODAY'S BIG NUGGET: Controversy is Far More Profitable than the Truth

If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV from the Huffington Post
"Despite catastrophic misjudgments -- that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, that U.S. forces would be greeted as liberators, that the war would pay for itself with oil revenues -- the Iraq war boosters keep getting booked, while those politicians and journalists who were skeptical of the Bush administration's “slam dunk” case for war remain largely on the sidelines. ... Though Cheney and Wolfowitz “got things so disastrously wrong,” he said, the media gives them platforms “to create controversy, and that controversy will be enhanced by whatever they say, irrespective of whether it's accurate or not.”"

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