After a pause, and a candid admission that he thought the media had not been hard on Bush et al, he said: And you must remember we weren't anxious to bring down another President.
I was stunned to hear that because:
- There WAS IN FACT evidence to believe that [the deception] could have happened and the media was aware of it; and
- that there would ever be hesitation to do so if it was warranted.
It is in simple remarks like that of Mr. Bradlee that reinforces one's downright suspicion, if not of a conspiracy, then of an unspoken alliance between media moguls and those in power.
Comments by Joan Salemi