Saturday, September 22, 2007

Did that voice inside you say, "I've heard it all before"?

Jamison Foser, Media Matters: When then Colin Powell delivered the case for the invasion of Iraq before the UN Security Council, the media accepted his argument with unquestioning obedience. Even after it became clear that Powell's address was riddled with untruths, many journalists steadfastly refused to criticize Powell believing that his stellar credentials and polished military reputation transcended ordinary political criticism. The results were disastrous. Four years later Gen. Petraeus has assumed the role as the as the polished mouthpiece of the Iraq war, but the question remains; can the media overlook Petraeus' unvarnished reputation or will they make the same mistakes? Read More

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