In Case You Missed These Stories
Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing more stories, some readers say they miss some that fly by. So, each month, we'll point out some special stories from the previous month.
Here is a selection from September, when we led the way in exposing the media's early fawning coverage of Sarah Palin and in challenging the myth of the Iraq War's "successful surge":
"Palin's Trouble with Police" by Robert Parry, citing early problems with Sarah Palin's nomination. (September 1, 2008)
"Palin's Reformer Myth" by Jason Leopold, challenging the media's early take on Palin. (September 3, 2008)
"The Anti-Obama Hate-Fest” by Robert Parry, looking at the dark side of the RNC. (September 4, 2008)
"A Dissent on Palin's Success” by Brent Budowsky, challenging the conventional wisdom on Sarah Palin's appeal. (September 5, 2008)
"McCain/Palin: Phonies Squared" by Robert Parry, exploding the maverick myth of the GOP ticket. (September 5, 2008)
"Palin's Troopergate Cover-up" by Robert Parry, exposing Sarah Palin's attempt to obstruct an invesigation. (September 6, 2008)
"Sarah Palin's Media No-Show" by Mary MacElveen, commenting on Palin's avoidance of the press. (September 7, 2008)
"Storm Troopers at the RNC" by Ray McGovern, giving a first-hand account of police actions in Minneapolis. (September 8, 2008)
"Palin's Strange Probe of a Trooper" by Jason Leopold, examining a rogue probe of a trooper's workers comp claim. (September 9, 2008)
"The Rising Cost of the Iraq Surge" by Robert Parry, citing the surge's staggering price. (September 9, 2008)
"Mocking Constitutional Rights” by Nat Parry, pointing out the troubling attacks on Barack Obama. (September 10, 2008)
"Iran's Road Less Traveled to Nukes" by Ray McGovern, praising some CIA analysis on Iran. (September 10, 2008)
"Did al-Qaeda Succeed?" by Robert Parry, looking at the odd symbiotic relationship between the neocons and al-Qaeda. (September 11, 2008)
"A 9/11 What-if" by Peter Dyer, suggesting another response might have worked better. (September 11, 2008)
"Will McCain/Palin Lies Hurt Them?" by Robert Parry, examining the strategic lying that defined the GOP campaign. (September 13, 2008)
"Lipstick on Polar Bears” by Michael Winship, exploring the environmental dangers ahead. (September 16, 2008)
"Will International Law Reach Bush?” by Peter Dyer, weighing the chances that President Bush will be held accountable. (September 21, 2008)
"Rich Reign: From Wall St. to Yankee Stadium” by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, explaining how the rich come out on top. (September 22, 2008)
"America Pays the Piper, Big Time” by Robert Parry, tracing the roots of the economic collapse. (September 24, 2008)
"Debate Evades Dark Realities” by Robert Parry, observing what the presidential candidates won't say. (September 27, 2008)
"To Joe Biden: Time for Confession,” by Ray McGovern, appealing to Biden for an admission about Iraq. (September 30, 2008)
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