Eric Boehlert writes (Salon.com News ) : "Ordinarily, revelations that a former male prostitute, using an alias (Jeff Gannon) and working for a phony news organization, was ushered into the White House -- without undergoing a full-blown security background check -- in order to pose softball questions to administration officials would qualify as news by any recent Beltway standard."
But they are not news in 21st century America.
A free press is a prerequisite of a healthy democracy, because without a free press, the people cannot make a valid choice. So - another nail in the coffin of Bush's calim to read the world to freedom. This is one for my collection of "What the Media Don't Tell You" items.