‘A refresher on how the press failed the people’

My brother Dan has a good memory, and uses it to write A refresher on how the press failed the people (on Iraq) at Nieman Watchdog.

Of course, that's not the only issue on which one could make that critique, but it's certainly one of the biggest.

Update: Does this qualify as an answer to The Seth Leibsohn Challenge?

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4 Responses to ‘A refresher on how the press failed the people’

  1. oh minseok says:

    Dear,

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    corporation.
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    And the team investigated samsung corporation.
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    Many koreans are knowing it.
    But many koreans are bought off by illegal issuing stocks or bonds.
    Korean prosecutors are also guilty.)
    The team knew it.
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    But they concealed it.
    I ask for asking for this criminal investigation to prosecutors in any
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    P.S)
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  2. Büromöbel says:

    very interesting article. i think the press is loosing more and more on trust. the mainreason could be they just think of “great headlines” and much lesser on facts and neutral informations. i hope that will change and would be better in future …

  3. Jim Carlson says:

    Interesting article, yes. Inherent in this discussion is the difficulty in having the fortitude to raise the hard questions in the aftermath of some future 9/11-type attack. The shortcomings going into Iraq are partially attributed to the patriotic fervor in the intermediate post 9/11 timeframe. When public outcry is at its extreme after the next (God forbid) attack, the media environment/public sentiment will be similar, or more likely stronger, than pre-Iraq invasion…there will be a bias for immediate action, and reluctance to ask the hard questions.

  4. Büromöbel says:

    @minseok: Scary! Hard to believe that’s true. Wish you best luck man!

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