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Shock and Awe
After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government began mobilizing for an invasion in Iraq which was justified almost entirely on questionable intelligence and misleading information, and every major news organization became complicit in the path to war – except one. Knight Ridder was a consortium of 31 newspapers across the country, and four of their reporters asked unasked questions, tapped ignored sources and were skeptical when others were convinced of the existence of WMDs. Labeled traitors, told they were wrong by the government, pundits and colleagues, reporters Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, editor John Walcott and war correspondent Joe Galloway, sifted through chaos and official lies to find the truth and report it to the public. During a time of pro-invasion cheer leading by most of their media colleagues, they dared to uphold the best tenets of their profession. The government got its war, but these reporters got it right. Based on a true story....  



90 Minutes

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