Margaret Sullivan, public editor of the New York Times, writes about skepticism surrounding the paper's Syria coverage given the paper's shameful role in the run-up to the Iraq war. It's a thoughtful piece, with only one quote that suggests itself as an easy target for snark: NYT managing editor Dean Baquet's. "The press's coverage of Iraq always lurks in the background. But it was a long, long time ago."
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