NYTimes Admits Coverage Failure Leading Up To Iraq War

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By Patrick 

Did anyone else spot this nugget in Jill Abramson’s review of Bob Woodward’s latest book?

    In “Plan of Attack” Woodward acknowledges an error of his own: he admits he should have pushed The Washington Post to publish a front-page article about the flimsiness of the intelligence on W.M.D. I was Washington bureau chief for The Times while this was happening, and I failed to push hard enough for an almost identical, skeptical article, written by James Risen. This was a period when there were too many credulous accounts of the administration’s claims about Iraq’s W.M.D. (including some published in The Times and The Post).

(h/t TNR)

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