Norman Solomon, author of Made Love, Got War and War Made Easy (the book and the movie), discusses the Military Industrial Media Complex and the role they play in deciding America’s foreign policy, the ignorance of the average reporters and politicians in DC and the need for a broad based antiwar movement.
MP3 here. (27:29)
Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. He has been writing the weekly “Media Beat” column since 1992. Solomon’s latest book, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, was published in 2005.
Solomon is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts.
His book “Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You” (co-authored with foreign correspondent Reese Erlich) was published in 2003 by Context Books. Loretta Alper, has been on the staff of MEF since the summer of 2000, when she was hired as a freelance producer. Since joining MEF full-time in 2001, she has produced a number of titles and served as the Executive Producer on several others.