08:58:36 pm on February 8, 2007 |
NEW YORK – The timing could hardly be better. “News War” is a “Frontline” probe into the modern Fourth Estate, embattled from many directions. And, by chance, it coincides with the imminent conclusion to a Washington free-for-all that has ensnared the news media: the perjury trial of former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
He is charged with lying to investigators about his conversations with journalists such as Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who spent 85 days in jail in a futile effort to avoid revealing such conversations.Advertisements