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Bush, Blair, and Bumiller
By David Swanson, www.afterdowningstreet.org
The corporate media today began its coverage of the Downing Street Minutes, moved to do so by a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Tony Blair, and by the pressure all of us have applied.
And, while most newspapers simply reported what Bush and Blair said, the USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, Columbus Dispatch, and Salon called www.AfterDowningStreet.org for comments. The articles are posted and linked to on our site.
And the Washington Post provided a lengthy and quite interesting chat on its website with staff writer Jefferson Morley, also available via www.afterdowningstreet.org.
But the Post's Dana Milbank declared the story over, having apparently mistaken a starting pistol for a fatal shot.
Here's what he wrote:
Here's how to politely tell him he's mistaken:
[We've removed Milbank's Email address at his request. He claims that he meant the silence was ending, not the story. Read his article and judge for yourself.]
The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller published the following piece of stenography:
This puts into new light Bumiller's famous comment that "You can