Pentagon Papers Failed To Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing

Source: The American Conservative
by James Bovard

“Fifty years ago, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from a massive secret report called the ‘History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy.’ Those excerpts, which quickly became known as the ‘Pentagon Papers,’ provided shocking revelations of perennial government deceit and spurred an epic clash over the First Amendment. Unfortunately, many of the media outlets that will celebrate the Pentagon Papers anniversary have long since become lap dogs of perfidious politicians dragging America into new foreign conflicts.” (06/07/21)