While treacly sentimentality sends me running, this trailer for Je T'aime Paris that C-girl forwarded sucked me in. Outside of the mimes, it got me right here.
Just to show I haven't gone soft, here is a link to an eye-opening PBS/Bill Moyer documentary about the role the press played in helping to echo the neo-con war chant that lead to the deadly quagmire in Iraq. You can watch it online in its entirety. It's 1.5 hours, but worth it.
Outside of a dedicated team of journalists at Knight-Ridder whose stories were all but ignored by the most influential media outlets, almost everyone else in the press rolled over and played puppet. During the Plame controversy, I remember writing an entry here praising Judith Miller for not revealing her sources. Little did I know Miller was one of the White House's most loyal lap dogs.
It would all be laughable in an emperor's-new-clothing way, if it wasn't so horrifying.