Sunday, September 04, 2005

Moment of Truth

First the Post, and now Newsweek. Will our press come clean on which sources in the administration are lying to the press as a part of an orchestrated CYA operation - priority one, apparently, as people continue to die - or, will they continue to value access over truth.

There are two stories here. One is the competing narrative of who is actually to blame for what has gone wrong. That can be established by a careful analysis of the actual facts. The second is the competing lies in pursuit of the first.

I remember when nothing offended the press more than lying about sex. Apparently such lies are much less important than lying about who is responsibile for the miserable failure we're now witnessing.

For shame, Washington Post. For shame, Newsweek. There's little reason to trust anything which appears in their pages anymore, especially those "facts" atrributed to "administration officials." They're allowed to lie, and keep lying.