[Quoting Glenn Greenwald] “… but he cast the appearance that they were subjected to really rigorous questioning. So it was the extra bonus of propagandizing while convincing the public that they weren’t being propagandized. And so I think all those TV hosts do that, and I think that most major newspapers are incredibly deferential to high-level government officials, and especially to military and intelligence officials.”
Via “[T]hey all loved Tim Russert, right? Because the benefit of Tim Russert was that not only did he let them control the message…” @ Althouse.