According to the website of the Media Giraffe Project -- "a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research initiative housed with the Journalism program at the
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said poor press coverage [led] to the Iraq war, because “in a time of war, editors being [sic] to wear epaulettes on their shoulder” and The Times [was] not exceptional in jumping on the bandwagon.
...[Okrent] told a questioner: “The general rolling over on the part of the American press allowed the war to happen. I do believe that is true, and I think the press is extremely chastened by that. I think we all know how bad it was.”