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The WaPo broke the torture story in the summer of 2002 in a front page article. No one gave a fuck.

Who is "No one"? Isn't the problem precisely that common wisdom, as defined, repeated and amplified by pundits, is no longer linked to the actual news content of their own papers? And then the background just ignores the news that have been published in one article, and gets repeated endlessly despite being lies?

Who is responsible for that common wisdom?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 at 11:13:41 AM EST
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