Spinning us to war

The Cricketer’s Lecture Series is a new monthly event in Sydney aimed at stimulating debate on matters of public interest. The first was held on February 28. I spoke on the topic: “Spinning us to War: The Australian media’s role in the Invasion of Iraq.” In fact, I focused more on Iran and the mainstream media’s ability to spin government propaganda and seemingly forget the lessons gained during the Iraq debacle. The text of the speech can be found here. And the audio can be found here.

This is the beginning of a number of podcasts I intend to conduct and feature in 2006. Stay tuned. Some big names are coming.

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