The Media Didn’t Fail on Iraq; Iraq Just Showed We Have a Failed Media

The headline on a story (3/22/13) by Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi: On Iraq, Journalists Didn't Fail. They Just Didn’t Succeed. To make that case, though, he has to redefine "failure" so far down that it's hardly possible to avoid failing. "Thousands of news stories and columns published before the war described and debated the administration’s plans and statements, and not all of them were supportive," he says. I suppose the North Korean media might fail by that standard, but few others. "It wasn't impossible for skeptics of the war to connect the dots," writes Fahri. It was not [...]

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The Media Didn’t Fail on Iraq; Iraq Just Showed We Have a Failed Media


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