From his forthcoming book, per Mike Allen:
If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq.
The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. … In this case, the “liberal media” didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.
I’d love to hear reactions to this from:
1) The reporters who were duped or bullied into reporting Bush spin as information; and
2) The right-wing politicians, pundits, and bloggers who still rely on the myth of the “liberal media.”
But I doubt we will.