Former Channel 2 anchor Leslie Griffith writes in the Bay Guardian:

    On the very day it was leaked that Scott McClellan’s book reveals the country went to war based on known lies, the sweetest, shiniest, dimple-faced, airbrushed Bay Area Murdoch girl began a broadcast by announcing: “Another American has given his life for his country today.”

    I was once that girl. Today I know that soldier was one of thousands who bravely believed in what the president said — and died believing a lie the press helped promote.

    What if this anchorwoman — and hundreds of others like her, all of whom I imagine to be nice people — read instead: “Another American has died in Iraq today. He was a beloved brother and child, and he was number 4,084.”

    Then perhaps follow that with the number of wounded Iraqi veterans: 30,329.

    In an attempt at truly unbiased journalism, they could end with the number of Iraqis who have lost their lives: 1,217,892.

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3 Comments

  1. What a courageous admission!

    I admire Leslie Griffith for what she wrote in the Bay Guardian.

    More and more people are waking up to how wars built on lies effect all of us.

    Robert Holgren’s comment that “they just don’t get any dumber than Leslie” speaks at least 571 pages about his inability to decipher the propaganda that supplants truthfulness in America today.

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