Avoiding the Weekly Standard's intelligence scoop.

Avoiding the Weekly Standard's intelligence scoop.

Media criticism.
Nov. 18 2003 7:00 PM

Case Open

Why is the press avoiding the Weekly Standard's intelligence scoop?

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Addendum, Nov. 19:That matching pair of calico cats over at Newsweek, Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball, take the wrecking ball  to Hayes' story.

Addendum, Nov. 20:The Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes returns fire on the Pentagon for calling his story "innaccurate." The New York Times reviews the Hayes story, and Walter Pincus of the Washington Post looks at it again, hooking his story to the Pentagon/CIA war.

Addendum: Nov. 24: Stephen F. Hayes counterattacks. Advantage: Hayes.


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