Ordinarily jaded and cynical journalists and their editors seem of late to have entirely lost their grounding in reality. Constrained for years by a tradition that requires them to remain scrupulously “objective” and devoid of ideology, they have allowed themselves to be manipulated into the role of little more than purveyors of government press releases.
…Actually, in reading the coverage of the dramatic worldwide protest against war the morning after, one could almost sense, as they wrote of the hundreds of thousands of marchers and demonstrators in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and the millions in Europe and elsewhere around the world, some reporters’ chafing at the artificial yoke of “objectivity” under which they have labored for months. Finally they could safely and honestly quote some of the obvious arguments against the rush to war–the inevitable wave of terrorism that would follow, the terrible and unavoidable slaughter of innocents in Iraq, the unreality of the Bush Administration’s blitzkrieg fantasy, and the lack of any pressing need to unseat Saddam Hussein, whose military machine has withered.
Full article in Counterpunch. Found it in a comment by DavidByron on Nowarblog.org.