Media Matters

Greg Mitchell, author of So Wrong for So Long


This week our guest is Greg Mitchell, the editor of Editor & Publisher. His latest book is called So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits -- and the President -- Failed in Iraq (Union Square Press). It includes a preface by Bruce Springsteen and a foreword by war reporter Joseph L.Galloway.

Over the past five years, Mitchell's weekly column "Pressing Issues," has intensely scrutinized the coverage of the Iraq war, the media's views of the credibility of the Bush Administration, and such related topics as 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, and the CIA Leak Case. Now, as the war in Iraq reaches its 5th anniversary, this first-ever collection, with more than 75 of Mitchell's columns, provides a unique history of the conflict, from the hyped WMD stories to the "surge."

Mitchell has written eight books, including Hiroshima in America (with Robert Jay Lifton) and The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics, and his articles have appeared in dozens of leading newspapers and magazines.