Friday, 2 May 2008

Ingesting poision

In a long piece in the Independent, Mary Dejevsky asks if Alexander Litvinenko was really murdered and suggests that his death may have been part of a nuclear smuggling plot that went wrong.

She cites an article in the New York Sun by US investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein:
Edward Jay Epstein is not someone whose journalism should be dismissed lightly. He is, to be sure, something of a professional sceptic, but that does not make him wrong. He has in the past exposed stories published in The New York Times as having been essentially dictated by the political establishment. How right he was about the cosy relationship between that venerable newspaper and the Administration was evident from its obsequious coverage of Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction – a humungous error that eventually produced an abject apology.

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