Butchering the first draft of history

Opinion/Editorial: The Low Profile: CNN and the New York Times Execute a Denial of History:

An existential question: If journalism is the first draft of history, then what is journalism that denies history? Is it still journalism?

The question came to mind Friday night as CNN’s Anderson Cooper led Americans through the initial moments following the execution of Saddam Hussein.

ElectronicIraq noticed the same thing I did about the bizarre irreality of CNN’s Saddam execution coverage, but goes into greater depth about the details of U.S. support over the years.

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Author: Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, journalist and business model hacker. He operates this site, which is a collection of the blogs he's published over the years, as well as an archive of his professional publishing record. As always, this is a work in progress. Such is life.