Note to Brian Williams of NBC News: It’s You

“All day long today the story we’ve been chasing has to do with major new charges about the handling of the Iraq war – evidence that the reality is far worse than we’ve been led to believe.”

Quoth Brian Williams – Tom Brokaw’s replacement as the “news anchor” on the NBC Nightly News – in his introduction to a story titled “Baghdad Under Curfew” from the night of Friday September 29th. (Watch it here.)

Just one question here Brian:

Who the hell is this “we”?

You are the one who has been doing the misleading. You are the one.

I know what you’re thinking too: “But my job is to repeat what the state says because they are the origin of all things. It never occurred to me that it was my job to find the truth myself and tell you about it.”

And perhaps you’re right. Perhaps your job is being a liar, or a tool of liars if you will – telling us what the military contractors that run NBC want you to in order to keep us afraid enough and dumb enough to keep our country at war and our government flowing our tax dollars into their bank accounts.

(love/hate welcome over at Stress)

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of Antiwar.com, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.