Salon’s Greenwald: Why Did ‘Wash Post’ Report ‘Lies’ Surrounding Jessica Lynch Saga?

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By: E&P Staff

At a wrenching congressional hearing on Tuesday, Jessica Lynch, and the brother and mother of Pat Tillman, all denounced the military’s role in spreading untruths about the infamous incidents surrounding Lynch in Iraq and Tillman in Afghanistan.

Lynch said she was still “confused” about why “lies” were told and why the military turned her into a “Rambo” figure and a “legend” in the media in 2003. But why did the press, at first, swallow the military’s story whole?

Glenn Greenwald, the Salon blogger, has a lengthy take on this today, focusing on The Washington Post’s early reporting on the episode. To read it, click here.

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