NPR Morning Edition made two BIG mistakes this morning. One was saying that Amy Goodman, journalist with Democracy Now, was protesting up at Standing Rock. She was actually doing her job, which our corporate media (including NPR) does not seem to know how to do anymore. They now confuse it with protesting!
And here is the other BIG mistake. Inskeep was interviewing a WWII veteran who also was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. His name is Benjamin Ferencz. He went into the death camps and collected evidence at the end of WWII.
"You've hit here on a great paradox because you've made it clear that you think that war is terrible."
Benjamin Ferencz, in a VERY loud and angry voice:
"War is hell. It's not terrible. It's awful. And in addition to being cruel and mean and rotten, it's stupid, because look at what we do now. We take young people, if the heads of state can't agree, you send young people to kill other young people they don't even know, who may never have harmed them or anybody else, and they get tired of killing them and then they stop and each side declares victory, rests for a while, and they go back again and they start killing each other again.
You're getting me wound up, and I feel very strongly about it."
Yes, he was very angry. I was angry hearing it.
You cannot trust NPR, or any of our corporate media, to give you the truth. They instead push the agenda of the people in power in this country. I would have thought that would be VERY EVIDENT after the lies about WMDs in Iraq, but apparently the current thinking is the "no one could have known that there were no WMDs in Iraq and that Saddam was telling the truth". This is complete horseshit, and any one who believes that should recognize that they are FOOLS. It was easy to disprove the claim that there were WMDs in Iraq, and I was one of millions who preceded to do just that, with hardly any resources beyond a dial up AOL connection to the internet. Anyone who said that there were WMDs in Iraq in late 2002 is either a liar or a massive fool. That includes most of the US corporate media (including NPR), with Knight-Ridder being one of the few exceptions.