Below is a copy of an email I received from Democrats.com. This is scary stuff. We do not want another war. Especially with Iran. If people would only take the time to learn the truth about other cultures, they would not be so afraid. Especially a culture like Iran - the Persian people are a beautiful lot and have an ancient culture full of mysticism and goddess lore. They are educated and enlightened and unlike FOX, Iran is NOT an AXIS of EVIL! Take some action to stop the lies!
As the 2008 campaign begins, Republicans are heading towards another crushing defeat like 2006.
So what is the Republican plan to steal the 2008 election? Is it to start another war - this time in Iran?
Our friends at Brave New Films have documented a new wave of FOX News lies about Iran that are frighteningly identical to the FOX News lies about Iraq.
Let's tell the other networks not to follow FOX News down the road to an even more disastrous war with Iran.
I remember very clearly the daily fearmongering led by FOX as they cheered for war with Iraq. The 24/7 images, sound effects, yelling and threatening were an ever-present drumbeat for war. We had to invade, and we had to invade now.. anyone who didn't see that was a traitor. They viciously attacked those of us who worked to get out the truth.
You'd think that with the complete failure in Iraq, those days would be behind us. Sadly, you'd be wrong.
Now FOX wants war with Iran.
It's almost too ridiculous to believe, but it's shockingly real. We've already compiled over 4 hours of FOX footage... the same images, sound effects, yelling and threatening that led the U.S. to invade Iraq is happening right now to sell a war with Iran. They are saying the exact same things!!
Here is the video evidence, side-by-side with what they said about Iraq.
But this time is different. We're prepared, and we have the means to alert people to what FOX is doing. Everyone has seen the terrible tragedy and the awful price paid by so many Iraqis and Americans. We know this is coming, and we can stop it.
It was about this time in the lead-up to the Iraq war when the other TV networks started following FOX's lead. As CNN's Christiane Amanpour says in the video, they were intimidated by FOX into cheerleading for the Iraq war.
WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.
This is a critical moment, and we must send a message to the major television networks urging them to ask tough questions, be skeptical, and tell us what is really happening. They must not follow FOX down the road to another war.
We've put together an open letter to the networks. Will you sign it?
Please forward this message on to everyone you know. We must raise our voices now. This is so important, we cannot let history repeat itself.
and the Brave New Films team
P.S. Here are some recent articles on war with Iran:"The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months"
- The Guardian