Iraq: now they tell us: an exchange [michael gordon and dana milbank] Michael massing asserted that the media was aware of specialists within government who challenged the bush administration"s on iraq"s purported programs but chose not to report dissenting views. In making this argument massing failed to reference michael/dana"s work that does not fit into his thesis. He also provides an incomplete account of the views of the expert community. Massing chose not to mention other articles that went against his viewpoint, and relied on critiques of others that aligned with his thesis. Called article by michael/judith about iraq"s weapons of mass destruction one of the most serious cases of misreporting in the entire run-up to the war. Noted that their piece provided a major boost to the administration"s case for war. Massing noted that while most observers believed that iraq had biological and chemical weapons, there was much doubt about the state of its nuclear program.