my updated book on the war and media misconduct So Wrong for So Long. In the past I've re-visited self-proclaimed "liberal hawk" Bill Keller of the NYT, and Thomas Friedman and Bob Woodward, and Chris Matthews (the list goes on). Now: Back on on March 14, 2003, the Times interviewed several liberal academics/experts who backed the war. Of course, there's Kenneth Pollack, but also Paul Berman, Michael Ignatieff and, surprise, Elie Wiesel, the great writer on the Holocaust. Berman: "It's something of a scandal in my eyes that hundreds of thousands of people are not marching in support of the oppressed Iraqis."
Plus: 15 media outrages in Iraq coverage and punditry (plus a tip of the hat to Stephen Colbert). And full blast at how Wash Post failed on Iraq.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Eleven Years Ago: Liberals Back Iraq Invasion
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