Time will tell:
“So Mr. Bush’s new public relations offensive on Iraq is a test. Are the news media still too cowed, too addicted to articles that contain little more than dueling quotes to tell the public when the administration is saying things that aren’t true? Or has the worm finally turned?
“There have been encouraging signs, notably a thorough front-page fact-checking article — which even included charts showing the stagnation of oil production and electricity generation! — in USA Today. But the next few days will tell.”
The next few days, indeed.
Friedman, Thomas L. 2005. “Bullet Points over Baghdad.” The New York Times. Dec. 2: A27.