Thursday, October 13, 2005

Blumenthal:Uranium fallout

from the Guardian Unlimited:
Unlike in Watergate, which was largely advanced by the press, this scandal has unfolded despite much of the press corps' efforts to avoid, demean or restrain the story. Also, unlike in Watergate, major influences in the press have been aligned with their sources in the administration, not with the professionals in the government acting as whistleblowers. Bob Woodward, who has written two books describing events from the perspective of the Bush administration, supported the White House version of the Niger incident by charging in July 2004: "There were reasonable grounds to discredit Wilson."

When the Plamegate story is fully written, someone outside the mainstream press will have to write it. The major media have recused themselves from the truth.


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