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Tortured Prisoners? Blame the Media!

The pictures came out widely on last Wednesday's 60 Minutes II. Today the National Review and The Wall Street Journal editorial board are blaming the media.

Is this a new land-speed record?

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rtfirefly
May. 8th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
Not only is it the whole old, stupid "Kill the messenger!" gambit, but to make that argument, the idiots at the WSJ and the NR must pretend the Internet doesn't exist as an instantaneous, worldwide samizdat that is beyond the control of media gatekeepers. Those photos were out and circulating on the Web; that's what forced "the media" to "break" the story; if they hadn't, it would have broken on its own, and they would have looked obsolete.
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