Greg Mitchell writes a daily blog for The Nation focusing on media, politics and culture. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and author of thirteen books. His latest book, on the 2012 Obama-Romney race, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape. His other books include Atomic Cover-Up, The Campaign of the Century (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), two books related to WikiLeaks and a pair of books with Robert Jay Lifton on Hiroshima and the death penalty in America. His Twitter feed is @GregMitch and he can be reached at: email@example.com. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
Now it's not just the right talking about it--as liberals join in, even if it's mainly to say, it doesn't matter. But if it doesn't matter, why write about it?
Downing Street may be in the news this week for a far different reason--the upheaval following the British election--but five years ago the secret memo with the infamous phrase about intelligence about WMD in Iraq being "fixed" made headlines (but only on progressive blogs).
James Leeson recorded the radio broadcast of the grisly execution of Willie McGee, in a case much like "To Kill a Mockingbird." It inspired a new book and an NPR program aired just last night.