Blame It On Steinski

Politics

As Steven Colbert pointed out: “Your job is to write down what the administration says, print it, and go home and spend time with your family”

A column in Editor & Publisher takes a look at press complicity in Bush administration lies leading to jive wars. Reading the latest page-one stories in the NY Times and other outlets based on assertions by “unnamed” administration officials regarding Iranian weapons, Greg Mitchell reminds us of a basic truth: brainless repetition of official swill is no substitute for actual reporting.

I wonder when we’ll see some.

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