Friday, May 30, 2003

Media and the Military

You know, after doing a broad perusing of the various discussions about the PFC Lynch story I've realized why the right and the left are at odds on this one. For the most part, and definitely for myself, lefty concern about this story hasn't been about the military or the civilian government lying about this story, it's about the media's uncritical reporting of those lies. I'm not too fond of the fact that the administration is peddling this bullshit either, but as with most things in this administration I'm far more worried about the fact that the media tends to report their crap without question.

Politicians lying is a dog-bites-man story. The media lying should be a man-bites-dog story. Sadly, it isn't anymore.

It is interesting how much the righties in the blogosphere defend the integrity of the media when the storyline fits their preconceptions....