Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds

Friday, September 19, 2003

A remarkable shift appears to be underway in America's mainstream press. Since September 11th, news organizations have dutifully reported the pronouncements of the administration, while efforts to point out the inconsistencies therein were largely relegated to commentators and Op-Ed pages. But when President Bush declared this week that there was no evidence connecting Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, the media responded with a collectively raised eyebrow. Brooke discusses talks to one of the most diligent presidential fact-checkers, Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus.

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