Media: Why supporting the Iraq War was the smart career move

(Blog Post) Writing in “Democracy: A Journal of Ideas,” former Council on Foreign Relations chief Les Gelb slaps the print media on the wrist for getting the Iraq war wrong. After studying 576 news and opinion pieces from the three major newspapers and two major newsweeklies, Gelb says that “the elite press did not embarrass itself to the degree widely assumed–nor did it distinguish itself.” But, he adds, “[f]or the most part, the elite press conveyed ... Full Story »

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by Gabriel Rom - Sep. 6, 2010

This article defines fearless, smart, and timely writing. An absolute must-read.

One of the major overlooked reasons of why journos and pundits were so willing to embrace the Iraq War had nothing to do with “print media” as a faceless institution. ... More »

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