Carol Platt Liebau: Just the Facts

Friday, March 24, 2006

Just the Facts

Tim Graham writes about the MSM's long week of self-defense masquerading as self-evaluation of its reporting on Iraq. And -- as so often happens -- the facts tell the story:

61 percent of the stories were dominated by a negative focus or pessimistic analysis, compared to only 14 percent that featured achievements or optimistic assessments. Two out of every five stories featured car bombings, assassinations, or other terrorist attacks. Just eight stories recounted episodes of heroism by U.S. troops, and another nine featured soldiers helping the Iraqi people. But 79 stories focused on allegations of combat mistakes or egregious misconduct by U.S. military personnel.

The study was done by Rich Noyes of the Media Research Center, according to Graham.


Blogger Goat said...

But, OH NO, the MSM is not biased. Thank God for the blogosphere and its denizens that point out their flaws and offer a pointed clear opposition voice. It is not hard to find positive stories, I link them all the time.

8:19 PM  

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