Did Americans Get the Real Story of the War in Iraq?

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Media critics on both sides claim the American public got a distorted portrait of the war in Iraq. Even before the war began, there was a book attacking the news media for what they were failing to broadcast or print. The authors contend that reporters were cheerleaders for the Bush administration, whether they realized it or not. Others insist that what they call the -liberal media- crusaded against the armed conflict. Were they apologists for the Bush administration? Did Americans get the real story of the war in Iraq? We hear a spirited discussion between Reese Erlich, co-author of Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn-t Tell You, and Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the Media Research Center, about the content and impact of the media's reporting on the war in Iraq.
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