Sunday, September 02, 2007

Building Up To The Report

Obviously, it really helps if  you get reporters on your side...

Petraeus gets a hand from the media

Yesterday, Kevin Drum explained that independent of Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus has run a masterful, methodical p.r. campaign that effectively "outplayed" Democrats and other opponents of the president's war policy. Atrios held lawmakers at least partially responsible, because they "have chosen to play along." But in order to really change the conventional wisdom, Petraeus needed a hand from a pliant press corps. Greg Sargent makes the case today that the media made [...]

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