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The Media and the War

By on 3.25.08 | 4:10PM

In today's "Best of the Web" column, the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto highlights an interesting new study from Harvard University, which finds a direct correlation between critical media coverage of the war in Iraq and actual activity by insurgents there. It is an interesting indicator of the fact that the media - despite all of its protestations to the contrary - is not simply a detached bystander in the war effort.

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