Sheldon Richman on How Brian Williams and Others Helped Pave the Way to War

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NBC News

The scandal of the week is NBC anchor Brian Williams's shabby bid for self-glorification by falsely claiming he was in a U.S. military helicopter forced to land in the Iraqi desert after being hit by ground fire in 2003. Of course so-called news people shouldn't make up stuff to look good, but, writes Sheldon Richman, there's something much worse: uncritically passing along official lies intended to prepare the American people for war.

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