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Fri 09 Jul 2004

OK, some background here for the non-news junkies:

  1. Authority was handed over to the new Iraqi government early.
  2. Paul Bremer made some remarks which were broadcast on Iraqi TV.
  3. The Washington Post flubs the story.
  4. Bloggers yell and scream.
  5. Chandrasekaran (the author of the flubbed story and WaPo Baghdad Bureau Chief) emails one of the bloggers in question.
I think Blair does the right thing by printing the whole thing -- and it's frankly amazing that such a weasel is the gatekeeper for news for so many. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...
Needless to say, the speech was not resonating among the score of people my Iraqi translators talked to that day to gauge public reaction to the handover.
Therefore, it didn't happen, huh? And do you really believe his translators talked to a "score of people"? If they did, they're the same score of people they always talk to, who give the answers that Chandrasekaran wants to hear. "It wasn't, um, completely my fault!" He needs to be fired. Now.
Posted at lunchtime./politics ]

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