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What no enquiry?

The New York Times published an 8,000-word, front-page article that seemed certain to generate attention. The story, written after the paper sued to gain access to Pentagon records, detailed the close relationship between the Defense Department and some military analysts commenting on the Iraq war for television networks... Despite these revelations, there was virtually no mainstream media follow up to The Times’ expose, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index, which monitors approximately 1,300 stories a week from 48 different outlets... By way of comparison, the Texas polygamy case garnered 50 stories and General Petraeus’ promotion to head of Central Command captured 16.link