Fool Me Twice — The press swallows a story. By William Saletan

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This is a brilliant piece by Saletan, in which he takes the administration’s garbage about Iraq’s supposed Weapons of Mass Destruction, and shows how absurd it all is by making it seem as if it is the Clonaid story!

Should reporters be embarrassed that they gave the story so much play? No. They should be embarrassed because the story isn’t about Clonaid. It’s about Iraq. The quotes above are real, but they don’t come from Boisselier. They come from White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and Secretary of State Colin Powell.”