Sunday, April 19, 2015

Truest statement of the week

And how about Stewart’s misdirection in finally dealing with the lies of another friend, suspended NBC anchor Brian Williams? Stewart’s strategy there was to rip the press for allegedly being more tenacious in covering the Williams scandal than it was in covering the government manipulation of public opinion that led up to the invasion of Iraq.
OK, so because most of the press, led by the New York Times, did an awful job in covering the Bush administration’s lies about weapons of mass destruction, does that mean we can never cover anything else aggressively again?
I’m serious, do you know what an intellectual contortion it took for Stewart to find a way that he could comment on the Williams story and hammer the press harder than his friend?
I hope the press will not intimidated by anyone in its Clinton coverage.

-- David Zurawik, "Press must not let Jon Stewart back it off intense Hillary Clinton coverage" (Baltimore Sun).

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