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February 7, 2003 - VIPS: "Consequences are likely to be catastrophic"


Does Anyone Making Decisions at "The NYTimes" Bother to Connect Dots?

The answer through the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter of 2002, is not just no, but far worse.

The answer from January 2003 until now, remains NO and the consequences, irrespective of intent, have been catastrophic.

I review an item that appeared today at Huffington Post with two VIPS memoranda sent to Bush - one on February 7, 2003 and the other on March 18, 2003.

"We The People ..." didn't need Michael Smith to publish leaked Downing Street classified documents to have had ample access, prior to the start of Bush's illegal war on Iraq, to the deception being spewed, intentionally, by the Bush administration.

What "We The People ..." needed was a 4th Estate that was not a full-throated propaganda instrument of Bush and his neoconster buddies.

Does Anyone Making Decisions at "The NYTimes" Bother to Connect Dots?

Who did the editorial writers have in mind --assuming an awareness of Miller’s notorious reliance on anonymous INC sources (and neo-con officials in the administration) in reporting the existence of WMD in Iraq -- when writing “it is true that some journalists have abused and overused unnamed sources over the years

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