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Monday, Mar 10, 2003

hedging his bets

saw this bill moyers interview with author chris hedges the other day. very persuasive perspective from someone who has been covering wars for many years.

"HEDGES: Our whole civil society is being torn apart. Once again, as is true in every war, the media parrots back the clichés and jingles of the state. Imbibes and promotes the myth. In wartime, a press is-- the press is always part of the problem.

And that we are about to engage in that ecstatic, exciting, narcotic that is war. And that if we don't get a grasp on the poison that war is, then that poison can ultimately kills us just as surely as the disease."