Wednesday, May 26, 2004


The New York Times offers a giant mea culpa for its substandard reporting and lack of critical thinking on the rish to war in Iraq. They seem to have suddenly woken up and realized what a lousy job they've done, swallowing everything Bush said without an ounce of question.

But we have found a number of instances of coverage that was not as rigorous as it should have been. In some cases, information that was controversial then, and seems questionable now, was insufficiently qualified or allowed to stand unchallenged. Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge....

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