If I Had Hammer

Friday, May 28, 2004

Last November reporter Scott Armstrong told On the Media that the coverage of the run up to war had been overcautious because of Congressional passivity. Congress, he said is supposed to act as a kind of anvil, providing the pegs for stories in which journalists could hammer out the truth. Without Congress, reporters had to initiate investigations, and risk being charged with bias. In the nervous days post 9-11, it rarely happened. The wind seems to have changed and now there are Congressional commissions and investigations galore. Scott Armstrong is back to talk with Brooke about whether new Congressional activity is giving journalists a place to hang their hats.

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