Media not so liberal in Iraq coverage

March 22, 2013

How ironic that Richard Vatz's column claiming unassailable evidence for liberal bias in the media appears exactly 10 years after the start of our nation's invasion of Iraq ("Liberal bias is beyond doubt," March 18).

In case anyone has forgotten, the media at that time acted mostly in lock-step with the Republican administration, with little questioning of the war's justification or likely outcome. As has been well-documented, many reporters who raised such questions or covered the invasion's progress in less-than-glowing terms had their careers curtailed by their bosses.

Now, of course, even conservative pundits admit the war was a huge and costly mistake. Would that the so-called liberal media had done its job a decade ago and warned the public about the disaster our leaders were foisting on us.

Jonathan Jensen, Baltimore

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