Friday, May 30, 2008

How Do You Know When We Have Won The War?

When the news coverage from Iraq has dropped by 92%.

The decline in coverage of Iraq has been staggering.

During the first 10 weeks of 2007, Iraq accounted for 23 percent of the newshole fornetwork TV news. In 2008, it plummeted to 3 percent during that period. On cable networks it fell from 24 percent to 1 percent, according to a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

The numbers also were dismal for the country's dailies. By Acuna's count, during the first three months of this year, front-page stories about Iraq in the Bee were down 70 percent from the same time last year. Articles about Iraq once topped the list for reader feedback. By mid-2007, "Their interest just dropped off; it was noticeable to me," says the public editor.

A daily tracking of 65 newspapers by the Associated Press confirms a dip in page-one play throughout the country. In September 2007, the AP found 457 Iraq-related stories (154 by the AP) on front pages, many related to a progress report delivered to Congress by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Over the succeeding months, that number fell to as low as 49. A spike in March 2008 was largely due to a rash of stories keyed to the conflict's fifth anniversary, according to AP Senior Managing Editor Mike Silverman.

The democrat run news media who have always been on the terrorists side now have nothing to report. Does anyone know why democrats always root against Americas interest?


Anonymous Liz said...

There has been a drastic decline in the reporting of the Iraq war.
Why don't these people wake up.

May 30, 2008 7:57 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

It will be a glorious day when the Iraq war is declared WON. We can all count our blessing on that day.

June 01, 2008 6:25 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

I hope it won't be long till this war is over forver. War is a bad to see - been there - done that.

June 02, 2008 11:34 AM  

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