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  •  Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush (2+ / 0-)
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    lennywick, lirtydies

    Like a newborn placed in a roomful of bachelors, the Downing Street Memo was greeted with befuddled stares; a hard-to-figure puzzle that was better left for somebody else to solve. And that's what was so striking —how uniform the MSM response was.  Why, in the face of the clearly newsworthy memo did senior editors and producers at virtually every major American news outlets fail to do the most rudimentary reporting —the who, what, where, why, and how of the Downing Street Memo?  Instead, journalists looked at the document and instinctively knew it was not a news story.  Journalists didn't simply fail to embrace or investigate the Downing Street Memo story, they actively ignored it.

    ....from Eric Boehlert's new book.
    Lapdogs made me want to shoot a lot of people in the face. -Atrios

    Slap it. Shoot it. Kaboot it.

    by adios on Mon May 01, 2006 at 12:17:51 PM PDT

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