Monday, March 20, 2006

The New Improved American Media

Robert Fisk, one of the best sources of intelligence and depth in Middle East reporting, has an interesting look at some American MSM perspectives on Iraq. Didn't they all apologize for poor reporting and over-credulous consumption of official dagma? One quote as he examines an LA Times piece:
Here are the sources - on pages one and 10 for the yarn spun by reporters Josh Meyer and Mark Mazzetti: "US officials said", "said one US Justice Department counter-terrorism official", "Officials ... said", "those officials said", "the officials confirmed", "American officials complained", "the US officials stressed", "US authorities believe", "said one senior US intelligence official", "US officials said", "Jordanian officials ... said" - here, at least is some light relief - "several US officials said", "the US officials said", "American officials said", "officials say", "say US officials", "US officials said", "one US counter-terrorism official said".

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