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Roundtable: Reporters Pressured to Be Patriotic?

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The White House Press Briefing Room photographed on December 20, 2007. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When the United States debated whether to go to war in Iraq, did some journalists hold their fire? A series of reporters are saying they didn't feel comfortable criticizing the White House right before the war.

Our panel of reporters discusses that, the rising number of army suicides, and maverick New York Governor David Paterson.

Joining in are Corey Dade, Atlanta correspondent for the Wall Street Journal; radio show host Cynthia Pryor Hardy of On Point with Cynthia Hardy; and Ernie Suggs, urban affairs reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.