Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

(Worst) Patriot Games

It was bad enough that Fox's Geraldo Rivera and MSNBC's Peter Arnett made some boneheaded mistakes in Iraq (possibly giving away troop positions and giving an interview to Iraqi state TV, respectively). It was inexcusable that each network seized on the mistakes as a marketing opportunity, portraying the other as a quisling while competing to see who could fly the flag most shamelessly. (Fox and MSNBC)