April 3, 2011

PROF. JOSEPH CAMPBELL: Time for WaPo to disclose sources on bogus Lynch story. “It matters because, as months passed and American public opinion turned against the war in Iraq, the singular role of the Post in the mythical hero-warrior narrative about Lynch faded in favor of a false narrative that the Pentagon had made it all up. . . . The Post itself has been complicit in suggesting that machinations by the Pentagon were behind the bogus story. But it’s clear that the Post alone placed the ‘fighting to the death’ story into the public domain. And as I discuss in Getting It Wrong, the Pentagon wasn’t the source for the hero-warrior tale.”

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