The Press: Just Whose Side Are They On?

As journalists clamor for more news, many Americans accuse them of being too pushy and too accepting of Iraq's side of the story

The colonel running the military briefing cautioned at the outset that he would not be able to answer questions involving sensitive information. But the first questioner paid little heed: "What date are we going to start the ground attack?" Sorry, the officer replied, can't comment. "Where would you say our forces are most vulnerable to attack, and how could the Iraqis best exploit those weaknesses?" was the next query. Another no-no. Still the reporters kept blundering on. "Are we planning an amphibious invasion of Kuwait," asked one, "and if so, where exactly would that be?"

No, the American press corps is...

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