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Bill Moyers rocks, but…

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

April 26th, 2007

… could he have interviewed at least one woman or person of color for his much-lauded documentary “Buying the War” that aired on PBS last night?

It’s hard to believe that Moyers and the other producers didn’t realize that they were talking only to white men for their nearly 90 minute documentary. Why not talk to author, communications professor and former U.S. Information Agency staffer Nancy Snow? Or Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, the award-winning journalists that co-host the hard-hitting independent daily news show “Democracy Now“? Or long-time Iraq solidarity activist, author and frequent visitor to Iraq, Kathy Kelly?

(Who have I forgotten? Please add the names of other good interviewees on media complicity with the Bush administration’s Iraq War propaganda as comments to this post.)

“Buying the War” is a good documentary — especially when Moyers confronted Dan Rather and The New Republic’s Peter Beinart about their irresponsible comments in the lead up to the Iraq War. But when, oh when, will brilliant and socially-conscious reporters like Moyers realize that media justice is an ongoing need — and not just something to observe during Black History Month or when covering “women’s issues”?

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