May 5, 2008

Media Pass on NY Times Pentagon Piece

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A single pair of follow-up stories to The New York Times military analyst expose have appeared in the mainstream press, according to a PEJ analysis.

The April 20 New York Times story on television’s use of military analysts who were parroting Pentagon talking points on the Iraq war seemed like a story destined to make an impact; yet, an examination of a week’s worth of coverage by the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Coverage Index found the media equivalent of a collective yawn — only two follow-ups in the mainstream press. Read More