Who remembers that CBS had the secretary who'd typed memos almost exactly like those forged versions they'd used (been duped to use?) as a source proclaim without a doubt that their content was an accurate representation of the content she'd typed? Why does it not matter that Dubya DID get special treatment in the Guard, and that the substance of what the story was about is true?
I'm not saying journalism doesn't have a serious responsibility to get the story right if it wants to maintain credibility. I'm just saying that what we really ought to be noticing about the media is how it's participating in its own reigning in by government in these particular types of cases of its new acquiescence, the willingness---near eagerness---to help focus the audience on what the Bushies want us to focus on.
Having to hear Rumsfeld bemoan loss of life as part of this boon to facism nearly made me lose my lunch.