ccm and impeachment

The memo story epitomizes a mainstream press corps that is genuinely afraid to ask tough questions and write tough stories about the Bush administration

Over at Salon.com (subscription or daily pass needed), Eric Boehlert has an article criticizing the poor job by the Conservative Corporate Media in covering the Downing Street Memo:

The fact that it took five weeks for more than a handful of Washington reporters to focus on the memo highlights a striking disconnect between some news consumers and mainstream news producers. The memo story epitomizes a mainstream press corps that is genuinely afraid to ask tough questions and write tough stories about the Bush administration. Worse, in the case of the Downing Street memo, it simply refuses to report on the existence of a plainly newsworthy document.

Consequently, these facts (again from the article) were ignored:

1. By mid-July 2002, eight months before the war began, President Bush had decided to invade and occupy Iraq.

2. Bush had decided to ‘justify’ the war ‘by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD.’

3. Already, ‘the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.’

4. Many at the top of the [U.S.] administration did not want to seek approval from the United Nations (going ‘the U.N. route’).

5. Few in Washington seemed much interested in the aftermath of the war.

Meanwhile, Salon also has a story on impeachment. Check it out.

2 thoughts on “ccm and impeachment”

  1. Thankfully a few are picking up the thread. As you know, I am all for impeachment. Getting tied down for a small tropical storm today, so just flitting by to say helloo!

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