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Disinformation: 22 Media Myths that Undermine the War on Terror

Recorded on November 1, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In Disinformation, veteran investigative reporter and bestselling author Richard Miniter debunks the myths of the left (and the right) with hard evidence, high-level interviews and on-the-ground reporting in more than a dozen countries. If truth is the first casualty of war, urban legends are the first product of America's War on Terror. In his new book, Miniter punctures twenty-two myths about terrorism, al Qaeda, and the war in Iraq. He has sifted the written record, met with countless high-level sources, and traveled the globe, from Sudan to the Philippines, Egypt to Iraq, to track down and refute some of the most widely believed - and often pernicious - legends of the War on Terror. Miniter provides evidence to shoot down disinformation and refute those who mindlessly repeat it.

Richard Miniter is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror and Shadow War: The Untold Story of How America Is Winning the War on Terror. A veteran investigative journalist, he was a member of the award-winning Sunday Times (of London) investigative team. Formerly an editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal Europe and a columnist for the Journal's OpinionJournal.com , he appears regularly on television and radio to discuss al Qaeda and global terrorism. An award-winning journalist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, National Review, and Reader's Digest, Miniter divides his time between Brussels, Belgium, and Washington, D.C.