It's Not Just Brian Williams... Inside the Media's Lies that Led to Iraq War

February 10, 2015
Web Exclusive

As NBC suspends Brian Williams for six months for lying about being in a U.S. military helicopter coming under fire in Iraq in 2003, we look back at our coverage dissecting the media’s lies and distortions in the lead up to the U.S.-led Iraq invasion.

Should the Media Investigate Errors In Its Coverage Leading Up to the Invasion of Iraq? (2004)

Lies that Cost Lives: Who Should Be Held Accountable for Media’s Mistakes Ahead of Iraq Invasion? (2005)

The Man Who Sold the Iraq War: John Rendon, Bush’s General in the Propaganda War (2005)

New York Times Chief Military Correspondent Michael Gordon Defends Pre-War Reporting on WMDs (2006)

Bill Moyers Returns to Air with Critical Look at How U.S. Media Helped Bush Sell the Case for War (2007)

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.