Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Media fails to report success in Iraq


Whenever a state is a "battleground state," it is important for voters to have all of the accurate information so that they make a wise decision when it comes time to go to the polls.

I have been doing some research on what the GOP and Democrats say about Iraq. Democrats often ask for the GOP to provided proof that we are winning the war in Iraq. Friends, we are winning. However, if you get your news from ABC, CBS, or NBC, you wouldn't know that.

On July 1st, the AP reported that 15 of the 18 Iraqi benchmarks were "satisfactory." This is a sign of definite progress for the region. This past week NBC News was the only network that put the words "Iraq" and "progress" in the same sentence.

The news received barely a headline. The Washington Post shoved the story in the back. This is what ABC's George Sephanonpoulos had to say on the matter,

You may have noticed that this is the first week since the beginning of the Iraq war where the Pentagon released the names of no combat-related deaths in Iraq.
Don't you think that a story as big as this deserves bigger coverage?

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