Fall 1992, Volume 1, Number 2

"Now it can be told!" journalism

American journalists are quick to expose government scandal if the offending party is the Soviet Union, Iraq or Iran, say media watchdogs Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon. But when it comes to exposing U.S. government mistakes, mainstream journalists revert to Now it can be told! reportage, exposing scandal only after those responsible cannot be held accountable, argue Cohen and Solomon, co-authors of a syndicated column on media criticism.
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