“NY Times Iraq Reporter Corrects Russert: ‘American Troops Were Greeted as Liberators'”
The Timesman in question is John Burns, one of the paper’s best journalists; Christopher Hitchens performed his own debunking of Chris Matthews’ similar assertions last year:
No, no, I was there. I saw it myself, many many times. American soldiers and British soldiers were greeted by hundreds of thousands of people with real joy. I saw it myself. I can’t believe people say it didn’t happen.”
After the media began airbrushing their coverage of the war prior to 2003, I can.