March 27, 7 to 9 p.m. -, Ithan and Lancaster Avenues, Villanova, PA. Peace Coalition to Hold Seminar on the Role of the Media in Promoting the Invasion of Iran.  

"Media Service in War Propaganda:  It's Roots and Effects Iraq, Iran and Beyond," the program will include excerpts from Bill Moyers' Buying the War, a presentation by Edward S. Herman, PhD., and a "questions from  the audience" session.

 The acclaimed PBS video Buying the War describes how the media failed to challenge government liars and served as cheerleaders for a fraudulent war.  Dr. Herman is Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of PA and has written extensively on media analysis.  He is the author of 22 books including Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky. 

There is free parking available in the main University lot on the South side of Lancaster Avenue, just across the street from Bartley Hall.

The Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition holds meetings at the Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, preceded by a half hour vigil, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.  All are welcome to join the vigil and attend the meetings. 

      ~ CONTACT: Karen Barton at (610) 525-3784 or at her email

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Media Service in War Propaganda

Its Roots and Effects -- Iraq, Iran and Beyond

7 - 9 p.m.

Thurs, March 27  Rm 1011 Bartley Hall  Villanova University

Ithan and Lancaster Avenues    Villanova, PA

Program

Excerpts from Bill Moyers' Buying the War

Presentation by Edward S. Herman, PhD

Free parking in the main lot on the South side of Lancaster Avenue, just across from Bartley Hall.

Call Karen Barton at (610) 525-3784 or send e-mail to astrique@aol.com for more information.

 Event  sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition, Villanovans for Peace and Villanova University Peace and Justice Education and Amnesty International. Co-sponsors include the Main Line Peace Network, PennAction, Main Line Citizens for Impeachment (a chapter of C for PA), the Bryn Mawr and King of Prussia Councils of MoveOn, the Main Line Unitarian Church Peace and Justice Group, Grannies Peace Brigade Philadelphia, Central Baptist Church  Peacemakers, Bryn Mawr College One World and Students for a Democratic Society, Lower Merion Citizens to End the War in Iraq and United for Peace and Justice.

Dr. Herman is Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of PA and is the co-author  or  Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky.

 Buying the War is a point-by-point explanation of how the media failed the public en route to the war in Iraq. The media did not challenge government liars and served as cheerleaders for a fraudulent war. A veil of distortion, omissions and half truths obscured reality.  White House spin was presented as news.

Critical questions remain: How and why did the press buy it, and what does it say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda?

Free and Open