What would have happened if the MSM had done its job (journalism) properly between September 2002 and June 2003? I believe the pro-war movement would have had less wind in its sails. Fewer people would have equated critisism of Bush with treason. And a hundred thousand moderate Ohioans would not have been scared into voting for Bush even though they agreed with Kerry more.
I will try to support this argument in later posts. In the meantime, you can start by reading this from TomDispatch.com.
In my mind this is the most important story in the world today, along with American ignorance about foreign (and especially Arab) anti-Americanism which prompted the 9/11 surprise attacks.