The OG Fake News

Long before disinformation became a moral panic, respectable media outlets like the New York Times trafficked in false information that led to decades of war in Iraq.

Illustration by Harry Haysom

Sometime during 2003, I went to a party marred by the presence of New York media liberals. I remember that it was in Manhattan, a beautiful open-plan apartment with high ceilings. Talking with two prominent writers, the Iraq War came up. I said that Americans have a responsibility to oppose our government’s conflicts in almost […]

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