According to Greg Mitchell at Editor & Publisher, “the most powerful indictment of the news media for falling down in its duties in the run-up to the war in Iraq” will be the subject of a 90-minute PBS special next week entitled ‘Buying the War.'” From E&P:
While much of the evidence of the mediaâ€™s role as cheerleaders for the war presented here is not new, it is skillfully assembled, with many fresh quotes from interviews (with the likes of Tim Russert and Walter Pincus) along with numerous embarrassing examples of past statements by journalists and pundits that proved grossly misleading or wrong. Several prominent media figures, prodded by Moyers, admit the media failed miserably, though few take personal responsibility.
More at E&P at this link.