Sunday, January 17, 2010

Author Steve Fainaru Of Big Boy Rules

Luke: “Why do you think there was a lack of journalistic investigation of the Bush administration’s claims of WMD in Iraq in the run-up before the Iraq war?”

Steve: “The country was in a fever. Nine-eleven changed the dynamic in the country. Newsrooms, like the rest of the country, got caught up in it and we lost sight of our accountability function as a counterweight to the government.”

“The coverage of the [Iraq] war has been quite good. A lot of it was the result of the lessons of going into the war and things that the news media certainly missed.”

Luke: “How would you describe the emotional tone of your book?”

Steve: “In what sense?”

Luke: “It seemed to be very strong emotions driving the book?”



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