In the wake of McClellan’s book, there is some review of the media’s approach to reporting in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Atrios has a good post up noting where some media types are saying, essentially, they did the best they could. However, Atrios’s post also points to one example that puts the lie to this sort of hand-wringing: the Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) reporters; particularly John Walcott, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel. They generally got the story right, reporting on how thin the administration’s case for WMDs really was.
Dan Froomkin catalogs some of the defensiveness by the media news personalities.