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May 16, 2004

HOW BADLY IS THE LOS ANGELES TIMES SPINNING THE WAR? Eugene Volokh mercilessly dissects a story by Esther Schrader from today's L.A. Times and then, with help from his readers, dissects it some more. ("That the LA Times is eager to paint our military situation as darkly as possible is probably not a big surprise.")

It seems that once the press herd decides on a storyline, the facts don't matter. So why bother even using reporters?