Monday, May 26, 2008

Down the memory hole 
A look at the dishonest way the New York Times treats conservative and liberal books on the Iraq war.

James Risen, a well-known reporter for the New York Times, tried to get the new Feith book a decent writeup in the Times, but had the effort squashed by the higher-ups. According to Risen, the powers that be told him that they didn't see fit to review the Feith book because it had already been written up in the Washington Post.

So why did Washington Post reporter Thomas Ricks' book Fiasco get not one, but two write ups in the New York Times?

I don't have time these days to do it, but I suspect a look at the Book Review sections against the Times and the Post would reveal a rather damning list of books that had received write-ups in both papers.

Splash, out


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