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This confession really is staggering. One question I have is for the lefty Nation reading crowd. They’ve been saying the big time media has been banging the war drums in order to spike their ratings. Implicit — and sometimes explicit — to this charge is that the networks were willing to risk Iraqi lives in order to make a buck. Well, doesn’t this story run the other way, at least a bit? If CNN put this news forward earlier, it certainly would have been considered “pro-war” to the extent it demonzied Saddam even more. And we all know that the left thinks demonzing Saddam was an illegitimate propagandistic ploy. How does Janeane Garafolo explain this admission? What does she — and the Susan Sarandon crowd — think about it?

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