We are experiencing a deluge of lame excuses being shouted from news rooms across the country in the wake of Bill Moyers’s brilliant analysis of lazy, and just bad, reporting in the many months before the Iraq invasion. A really fantastic short article by David Sirota details how these jerks are defending themselves. Did I say jerks? I meant “reporters.” Here’s Sirota’s conclusion:
“Moyers piece is important not just because it has exposed the entire sham that was pre-war Beltway journalism, but also because he has finally exacted a price — in this case, humiliation — from the reporters whose power-worshiping, must-stay-on-the-cocktail-party-circuit tendencies led them to aggressively push this country into war. And we can hope that fear of future humiliation will help prevent another gross abdication of responsibility next time around.”
To read the entire article by David Sirota, click here.