THE COMPLETE ARTICLE
The New York Times
The Cowards Turned Out to Be Right
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: November 28, 2006
How about if the Bush administration devotes itself less to managing the news and more to trying to manage Iraq?
"As we try to extricate ourselves from Iraq, a basic lesson for the administration is that it should deal with bad news in ways more creative than clobbering the messenger. From the beginning of the war, the Pentagon has had an incredibly sophisticated news operation (now including its own news channel, carried on some cable networks), but it has often seemed more concerned with disseminating propaganda than with gathering facts."