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So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq

So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq

This video was recorded at MIT World Series - Starr Forum. Greg Mitchell has found both comedy and tragedy in the shameless and near-universal complicity between the American press and the Bush Administration around the Iraq war and occupation. Mitchell's amply documented account of the run-up to the invasion through the recent surge forms the basis of his new book, So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq, and this talk. The nation's mainstream media flunked a basic test of journalism, according to Mitchell: displaying a healthy skepticism. "Even if you're reporting for a tiny newspaper in Topeka, and interviewing the local garbage department official, don't take what he says as gospel. Check it out with other people." From the multiple rationales... Show More

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