The Times successfully sued the Defense Department to gain access to 8,000 pages of e-mail messages, transcripts and records describing years of private briefings, trips to Iraq and Guantánamo and an extensive Pentagon talking points operation.
These records reveal a symbiotic relationship where the usual dividing lines between government and journalism have been obliterated.
This is the most important news story of the last several years. Maybe ever. To summarize: the government really does, really actually does write and control televised media. This really, truly is a propaganda campaign. Good God.