Tuesday, August 21, 2007
'U.S. Media Curtail Iraq War Coverage: Study' [W. Thomas Smith Jr.]
U.S. media reporting of the war in Iraq fell sharply in the second quarter of 2007, largely due to a drop in coverage of the Washington-based policy debate, a study released Monday said.
Taken together, the war's three major story lines — the U.S. policy debate, events in Iraq and their impact on the U.S. homefront — slipped roughly a third, to 15 percent of an index of total news coverage, down from 22 percent in the first three months of the year. ...
Apparently, the amazing stories of the turnaround (aka "the awakening") in Anbar and elsewhere — the real story of Iraq — and the fact that General Petraeus's "surge" strategy is indeed working, are not worthy of making the final cut.
As Cliff May writes, "It’s getting harder to deny that General Petraeus is making progress." So, could it be, because many in our anti-war-agenda-driven media are finding fewer unfavorable — and more good — things to say about our effort in Iraq, they're finding it increasingly difficult to say anything at all?
Editor’s note: Please see this note.
08/21 09:50 AMShare