Media Matters: CNN, Fox Mislead Viewers About Bush Administration's Misleading Iraq-Al Qaeda Link
From Media Matters:
In June 5 reports on CNN's The Situation
Room and Fox News' Special Report, CNN correspondent Carol Costello, CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry, and Special Report host Brit Hume falsely suggested that only the Democratic members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence approved the committee's June 5 "Report on Whether Public Statements Regarding Iraq by U.S. Government Officials Were Substantiated by Intelligence Information." In fact, the report had bipartisan support: Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel (NE) and Olympia Snowe (ME) endorsed the report and stated that it "accomplished its primary objective." As Costello noted, the report concluded that "the Bush administration misused intelligence to build its case [for war in Iraq] in 2003 and misled Americans about links between Iraq and Al Qaeda."
Aren't we getting a little old for this?
Hasn't enough blood been spilled while people play their games of misinformation and propaganda, just to score political points and win the ability to commit even more heinous crimes on our watch?
This is exactly the sort of poor, inaccurate and untruthful information that explains why the traditional media is losing ground to blogs, and it helps explain the growing support and popularity behind the rise of the blogosphere and citizen journalists.
- Hat-tip Decon66.
- Just hours ago, standingup posted this. Is there any hope for our media to ever return to the days of Edgar R. Murrow? Will Keith Olbermann, John Stewart and Steven Colbert, perhaps spelled occasionally by Jack Cafferty, continue to remain among the few able to make significant waves and inroads into the myopic, concentric minds of today's mediazoo?