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NYTimes Admits Coverage Failure Leading Up To Iraq War

Did anyone else spot this nugget in Jill Abramson‘s review of Bob Woodward‘s latest book?

    In “Plan of Attack” Woodward acknowledges an error of his own: he admits he should have pushed The Washington Post to publish a front-page article about the flimsiness of the intelligence on W.M.D. I was Washington bureau chief for The Times while this was happening, and I failed to push hard enough for an almost identical, skeptical article, written by James Risen. This was a period when there were too many credulous accounts of the administration’s claims about Iraq’s W.M.D. (including some published in The Times and The Post).

(h/t TNR)

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