Friday, August 24, 2007

Will Bush attack Iran? You're the decider

Yesterday morning I received an e-mail alert from Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films about Fox News manufacturing consent for war with Iran. The link includes a stunning three minute video clip of how Fox News promoted war with Iraq with how it is now supporting war with Iran. You are encouraged to contact Fox News through the link and register your opposition to how Fox News is repeating the same distortions and fear mongering as it did before the Iraq war.

What is dismaying is that so many people listen to Fox News and accept its version of the news as the truth.

Yesterday evening, I asked several people from the Healdsburg Peace Project, which has held a vigil in my hometown every Thursday evening since October of 2002 to protest the war in Iraq, if they thought Bush would attack Iran. Heidi’s and Robert’s comments, below, convince me that the people in this country will indeed be the deciders if Bush attacks Iran. The problem is that most of them are listening to Fox News, whose motto is "We report. You decide."



Anonymous said...

The first interviewee shows just how hard it is to be specific and articulate.

All of us need to hone our thoughts so we can learn to express them articulately.

Hmmm. I need to practice.

Anonymous said...

Bush goes from mess to mess, leaving others to clean up after him (as has occurred throughout his life as a golden failure). The question is not whether or not he will bomb Iran - but whether he will get away with it and leave more colossal mess for others to deal with while he gets off scot-free to do damage elsewhere.

Gail Jonas said...

In response to both comments posted so far, first, thanks.

As we try to be heard, we do need to hone our message. I've just learned to use my camcorder and to upload to YouTube and have minimal editing skills. But rather than wait until I'm more skilled, I'm doing what I can to spread the word about those messes that Bush is likely to continue to get us in.