Friday, May 14, 2004

Woodward's Book Lets Bush of Easy Says Matt Rothchild of the Progressive

"Woodward reveals a couple of secrets about his own actions. He and The Washington Post bowed to the CIA's request, on at least one occasion, not to print a story right away. That story concerned the possibility of a loose dirty bomb. And he also said he had written five paragraphs about how the claims of the Bush Administration on weapons of mass destruction weren't holding up, but his editors convinced him not to proceed. In hindsight, he says, he should have pushed for it to be a page-one story."

Is this not the real scandal about the book? Journalists and editors suppressing stories for the state? This is acceptable in a free society?

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