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« Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 463 -- Ethanol Costs. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 465 -- Some Good News. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 464 -- Iraq Media Coverage.

Something Must Be Going Okay-

In recent months, there seems to be a glimmer of optimism on Iraq. There is tangible progress. Even Representative Murtha concluded that "the surge" is working.

So how do the media respond to improving fortunes in Iraq?

This way, courtesy of our friends at the Media Research Center:

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Back in September, as reporters voiced skepticism of General Petraeus’ progress report, the networks aired a total of 178 Iraq stories, or just under two per network per night. (See chart.) About one-fourth of those stories (42) were filed from Iraq itself, with most of the rest originating in Washington.

In October, TV’s war news fell by about 40 percent, to 108 stories, with the number of reports filed from Iraq itself falling to just 20, or less than one-fifth of all Iraq stories. By November, the networks aired a mere 68 stories, with only eleven (16%) actually from the war zone itself.

The predictability of this would be laughable if the stakes weren't so high.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Ethanol.

Posted by Will Franklin · 4 December 2007 05:33 PM

Comments

The "cut and run" crowd have sure been quite... AND the campaign trail is not about the War in Iraq. It seems like it is all about illegal immigration these days. Why? Because we are WINNING!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at December 4, 2007 06:25 PM

QUIET^^^ Sorry!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at December 4, 2007 06:26 PM