Tuesday, 12 June 2007

A fair hearing?

Tony Blair's attach on the media seems to be getting a mixed response, with Michael White of the Guardian largely agreeing and the Independent, specifically Simon Kelner, saying it's a badge of honour. Some bloggers think he has a point, too.

I can only state the obvious. Our media can be pretty biased, bullying and self-righteous but when you decide to start a war on a cooked-up pretext and manipulate the facts, the intelligence and the media to pull it off, you have no right to complain. Blair's complaint that everything has to be extreme and absolute for the media is probably accurate but didn't he tell us that intelligence had "established beyond doubt" that Iraq had wmd, when he was told no such thing?

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