View Full Version : Rumsfeld Scores Press 'Negativity'

12-06-2005, 09:12 AM
6 Dec. Washington Times - Rumsfeld Scores Press 'Negativity' (http://www.washtimes.com/national/20051206-120421-6879r.htm).

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld urged the American press yesterday to reassess what he called repeated negative coverage of Iraq as his commanders in Iraq push an extensive information war to counter terrorists' propaganda.

"We've arrived at a strange time in this country, where the worst about America and our military seems to so quickly be taken as truth by the press and reported and spread around the world", Mr. Rumsfeld said. "The reporting is often with little context and little scrutiny, let alone correction or accountability after the fact."

Mr. Rumsfeld's remarks were part of the new Bush campaign of forceful answer to partisan criticism of the war and domestic policies...