Knight Ridder Washington reporters Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay received the Raymond Clapper Memorial award from the Senate Press Gallery for their coverage of the sketchy intelligence used to justify war with Iraq.
"Anytime the nation is about to go to war and commit itself to something that drastic, there ought to be a full and open examination of a case and everything ought to be out there for people to see and make judgements about," Hoyt says. "That really was not the case here."
"I think the failure of the media in general in covering this story," Landay says, "is as egregious as the intelligence failure."
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Media Bright Spot
Knight Ridder got it right while the rest of the herd was cowed.