Victory Has a Hundred Press Officers

The Miami Herald | 12/10/2003 | Pentagon, press wage war over coverage is a nice but fairly conventional op-ed piece by Reuven Frank, the former President of NBC News, concerning just how tightly the Pentagon and the White House try to control news coverage coming out of Iraq. If you read papers and blogs regularly you won't learn anything new; if you don't this is a great catch-up. Its conclusion, however, is priceless:

President Kennedy said after the Bay of Pigs fiasco that victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan. In Iraq today, victory has a hundred press officers; defeat is classified.

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