Screened "War Made Easy" the other night, and while it's infuriating and frustrating to watch, I highly recommend that you do just that. The docu is based on the book by my old FAIR colleague and friend Norman Solomon, who is the film's featured speaker, and is narrated by the reactionaries' favorite Hollywood celeb, Sean Penn. Not only does "War Made Easy" show the utter contempt both the Repubs and Dems have for average Americans, it demolishes any lingering notion that our corporate media is somehow "leftist." Not exactly pressing news, but reminders are always welcome.
The trailer gives you the film's flavor:
And here's a nice segment about Sen. Wayne Morse, who voted against US plans to attack Vietnam, based on, dare I say it, actual, constitutional grounds. What a dinosaur.
I'm the author of "MR. MIKE: The Life and Work of Michael O'Donoghue, The Man Who Made Comedy Dangerous," "AMERICAN FAN: Sports Mania and the Culture That Feeds It," and "SAVAGE MULES: The Democrats and Endless War."
I wrote jokes for Bill Maher and countless other comics, some of whom ran for public office. I've done the media/public speaking thing, pounding podiums when not singing and dancing for tossed coins. Once upon a time I wrote Red State Son, the archive of which can be found in the blogroll below.