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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The falsehoods that led to war -- now in one place!

The New York Times reports today on a new online archive -- produced by two reputable journalist organizations -- which has assembled all the misleading or downright false claims spread by the Bush administration in the run-up to the Iraq invasion (and afterward). In case you've ever wondered, they have come up with a total number of false claims: "at least" 935. That's about three per day in that period. See chart above. Here's the link. Go wallow:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/washington/23database.html?hp

2 comments:

Ian said...

ok, now what. even the Times mentioned this site, but noticd they did not mention the main conclusion of the study, that we were lied into war with their help. they curiously left out the main point...that if someone says something, it has no power until the Times and everyone else amplifies it, unchecked, unquestioned, throughout the world. that's exactly what they did. they are as guilty as a Bush and company

Anonymous said...

I'm not convinced. Reading the "study" it seems clear to me that the authors had a agenda - just look at the inflammatory language used and the call to action in the last few paragraphs. "Journalists" are supposed to be neutral and unbiased in their reporting - this "study" was anything but.