View From a Height
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Friday, May 21, 2004

Nixon Redux 

Trunk over at Powerline believes that we're reliving the Nixon Era, and compares Wallowing in Watergate to Wallowing in Abu Ghraib. Evidently, the Washington Post's Executive Editor, Leonard Downie, Jr., agrees. From today's online chat about the Post's coverage of Abuse Ghraib:

Arlington, Va.: Looks like trial by media to me. I don't intend to make light of what happened in Iraq, but don't you think that The Post is just feeding a lynch mob? It would be better to wait for a court to establish what happened, and go from there.

Leonard Downie Jr.: It is our First Amendment responsibility to inform the public as fully as possible regardless of what happens in courts or, in this case, inside the military justice system. To cite just one example, that is what we did with Watergate.

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