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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:18 AM

'MSNBC: Selling the Iraq War' or: 'Hubris' in the Mirror



'MSNBC: Selling the Iraq War' or: 'Hubris' in the Mirror
Why NBC News' next documentary must examine the network's own failures in the run-up and aftermath of the Iraq invasion...

Last Friday night on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow proudly, and justifiably, crowed about the ratings success of last Monday new NBC News documentary, Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, as narrated by her and based on the 2007 book by David Corn and Michael Isikoff.

"First I want to say thank you, if you tuned in this past Monday to watch the new MSNBC documentary about how the last administration tricked the U.S. into the Iraq War," she said. The film garnered the highest ratings of any documentary in the history of the channel.

"The success is really exciting. It means there will be more of where that came from in coming months and years," Maddow explained before announcing that the film will re-air on Friday, March 15th at 9pm ET. (You can watch the entire documentary online before that right here, if you like.)

Congratulations are certainly due. However, while Hubris: Selling the Iraq War focused on the lies told by the Bush Administration in the run-up to war, unfortunately, they were not the only ones "selling the Iraq War"...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9886

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