Monday, November 06, 2006

What Ever Happened to Patriotic Reporters?

Professor James Q. Wilson addresses that question in yesterday's OpinionJournal. Regardless of whether one agrees with his analysis of how we have arrived at the current antagonism of the American press toward U.S. foreign policy, it is hard to quarrel with Professor Wilson's conclusion:
"The mainstream media's adversarial stance, both here and abroad, means that whenever a foreign enemy challenges us, he will know that his objective will be to win the battle not on some faraway bit of land but among the people who determine what we read and watch. We won the Second World War in Europe and Japan, but we lost in Vietnam and are in danger of losing in Iraq and Lebanon in the newspapers, magazines and television programs we enjoy."


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