Arianna Huffington on Punishing the Media

Author and Media Executive
The Media deserve its blame.
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Question: What should be the consequences for journalists you see as complicit in the war?

Arianna Huffington: Well, that is really an- the title of one of my sections is, “What Do You Have To Do To Get Kicked Out Of The Media?” Like, how discredited do you have to be? How many things do you have to get wrong? Because Bill Kristol got just about everything wrong about Iraq, you know. He even told us that we don’t have to worry about Sunnis and Shias because Iraq is a secular society, and he was rewarded with a column in the New York Times. Tony Snow regularly deceived the American people from his White House perch, and he has gotten a job at CNN.

Recorded on: March 9 2008