No Swift-Boating Here: How the media transformed the Bergdahl saga

June 5, 2014 9:10 AM

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No Swift-Boating Here: How the media transformed the Bergdahl saga

The media narrative on Bowe Bergdahl has changed dramatically since President Obama stood in the Rose Garden with his parents to hail the sergeant’s release. And I’d argue that the pendulum swing reflects good, solid reporting.

The media shouldn’t court-martial the guy, not with so many unanswered questions. But many news organizations have helped dispel the administration’s spin on the prisoner exchange that freed him, and in a way that goes beyond the usual left-right slugfest.

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