So wrong for so long : how the press, the pundits--and the president--failed on Iraq.

Main Author: Mitchell, Greg.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Union Square Press/Sterling Pub., 2008
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Table of Contents:
  • 2003
  • January. on the war path
  • My 9/11 story
  • and Iraq's
  • February. Ellsberg : have the media learned lessons of Vietnam?
  • Powell conquers the media
  • Schanberg hits the ground rules running
  • March. Eleven questions we wish they'd asked
  • Rummy meets McNamara
  • April. Moyers : beginning of the end
  • or just the beginning?
  • May. Back in the daze of mission accomplished
  • July. Media downplay U.S. death toll
  • September. Why we are in Iraq
  • On the second anniversary of 9/11
  • 2004
  • February. How we treat the injured
  • March. Did you hear the one about the missing WMD?
  • April. Good morning, Vietnam
  • Coffin fit
  • May. General Petraeus : "tell me how this ends"
  • Why did the press ignore early report on Abu Ghraib?
  • A rare call for withdrawal
  • Rush Limbaugh, Abe Rosenthal, and me
  • About Times : it finally accepts blame on WMD
  • June. From Sadr city to Doonesbury
  • July. The pluck of the Irish
  • August. Post war apology falls short
  • September. George W. Bush : the new "Baghdad Bob"?
  • What a reporter in Iraq really thinks about the war
  • November. From Fallujah to Landstuhl : what about the wounded?
  • Shoot the messenger (literally)
  • December. Rumsfeld caught with "armor" down
  • 2005
  • January. Rathergate vs. weaponsgate
  • Declare victory
  • and pull out
  • March. Reporters air grievances
  • May. The great photo "cover-up"
  • No Pat answers in the Tillman case
  • July. Plame gets the "-gate"
  • Why the Pentagon is blocking Abu Ghraib images
  • August. Cindy Sheehan and the lost boys
  • October. The scooter and Judy Soap Opera : "as the aspens turn"
  • Times drops bombshell
  • on Judy Miller
  • Time to end Miller's high life
  • November. Lunching with Rumsfeld
  • Murtha speaks out : a "Cronkite moment"?
  • 2006
  • January. What I did during the Jill Carroll abduction
  • February . Oprah "Freys" George W. Bush
  • March. Appointment in Samarra
  • David Brooks plays Rummy
  • On third anniversary : editorials dither while Iraq dies
  • April. Even Stephen : Colbert roasts President
  • and the press
  • May. Neil Young and the restless
  • A history of the "Friedman unit"
  • June. Media slow to probe Haditha
  • Dead and loving it : media air graphic images of Zarqawi
  • The cost of killing civilians
  • Bruce Springsteen vs. Ann Coulter
  • September. A comma or a coma?
  • October. Will the media finally count the dead?
  • Bush among friends
  • November. She killed herself
  • after objecting to torture techniques
  • Kayla and Alyssa : why one survived
  • She outlived Iraq
  • then killed herself at home
  • December. The last soldier to die for a mistake
  • Media leave audience hanging
  • 2007
  • January. Surge protectors
  • March. A Washington Post editorial as a Daily Show routine
  • General Petraeus and a high-profile suicide
  • Press covers Plame's wardrobe
  • ignores cover-up
  • April. A woman's dentures in the dirt
  • Has "straight talk" by media derailed McCain?
  • "Sorry we shot your kid, but here's $500"
  • Moyers returns with "devastating" probe
  • June. Better late than never : a major paper calls for pullout
  • A rare look at one civilian casualty
  • July. Haven't we been through this movie before?
  • From hanging with George Clooney to hanging bad guys in Iraq
  • August. Why aren't the media on a suicide watch?
  • George Bush meets Graham Greene
  • September. "Op-ed soldiers" die
  • as Petraeus and Bush surge ahead
  • October. Dying in the dark
  • in the "non-combat" zone.