« back to From the Frontline home

Tired of Iraq

| 1

David Bauder at the Associated Press pulls together a few scary stats about the Iraq war and American mainstream media's coverage of it,
For the first 10 weeks of the year, the war accounted for three per cent of television, newspaper and Internet stories in the Project for Excellence in Journalism's survey of news coverage. During the same period in 2007, Iraq filled 23 per cent of the news hole. The difference is even more stark on cable news networks: 24 per cent of the time spent on Iraq last year, just one per cent this year. "The fact that it went down didn't surprise me," said Tom Rosenstiel, the project's director. "But the fact that it almost disappeared is something I didn't expect." link

1 Comment

poetryman69 | March 19, 2008 11:57 AM

For those who missed it, the rising cost of fuel is yet another sign of a Bush Cheney Mission Accomplished. What mission was that you ask? Why the mission was to create record profits for Bush's old oil buddies and Cheny's old corporate buddies. Why do they think the Bush administration went all the way to the supreme court and invoked executive privilege to keep Cheney's secret deals a secret? So when someone tells you Bush's legacy is just torture and lying about it you tell them: hogwash. For the first time in history an American president has started a war for the sole purpose of raising corporate and oil profits and it worked! There's your legacy! In my humble opinion.