“No shame, no blame”

Writing on the Huffington Post Greg Mitchell, Editor of Editor & Publisher and author of the recent book “So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq” goes over the media failings in the run up to Iraq and during the conflict,

It’s as if the war had been planned, launched, and continued for more than half a decade with hardly any major media slips or tragic omissions. The media, with months to plan for the five-year commemoration, were ready to take stock of everything but themselves. By and large, when they did review their role, it was to showcase some of the undeniably terrific reporting, photography, and videography that have emerged from the war zone. A frank assessment of the overall media performance, from the “run-up” to the “surge,” was nearly non-existent. link