Not Doing the Job  | American Journalism Review
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From AJR,   June 2003

Not Doing the Job   

By Unknown

I would like to note that the TV networks didn't do their jobs during the Iraq war, and the sad fact was that the best news coverage on the subject of the war was to be had on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." A comedy show practically broke the story on the Halliburton no-bid contract connection to the Bush administration.

Both Fox and CNN and all of the national network news served up nothing more than sanitized propaganda for the Bush administration.

In the end all journalists and news organizations need to remember that the truth is the only product that they have that is of any value in a free society. The networks failed to show America its war and its consequences.

Joe Mickey
Fort Bragg Advocate News
Fort Bragg, California