I just caught Andrea Mitchell's report on MSNBC about difficulties the media are having discerning fact from fiction in reporting the war. Her analysis boiled down to this: the media access is unprecedented, they are doing a great job, but they are being sabotaged by the Pentagon's unwillingness to provide truthful information. One of her sources? None other than Tariq Aziz! There was nary a mention of the reporters' failures to correctly report information (for example, the "column of 1000 Iraqi vehicles heading south" story, which was perpetrated by an embedded reporter on a fragment of information, which turned out to be incorrect), nor was there any mention of outright lies on the part of the Iraqi leadership. I suppose at this point I shouldn't be amazed, but I still am.
posted by the wolf |
7:53 PM on this