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As Obama Touts Ending the War, Iraq Suffers Deadliest Day Since Troops Withdrew; CBS Skips
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2012 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 07/23/2012 7:13:16 PM PDT by Kaslin

One hundred and six people died in Iraq on Monday, a bloody milestone that CBS's morning show ignored. Good Morning America's Josh Elliott recounted, "And oversees, this has been the deadliest day in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew last year." CBS This Morning skipped the story. ABC provided the fullest context.

On his Political Punch blog, Jake Tapper recounted, "President Obama Praises Self for Ending War in Iraq on Bloodiest Day of the Year in That Country." He wondered, "Is it bad timing or irrelevant?" Tapper featured a video that the Obama campaign released touting the end of the war.

On NBC's Today, Natalie Morales recounted in a single news brief: "Today marks the single bloodiest day in Iraq so far this year, as nationwide attacks have killed at least 89 people. The wave of violence comes just days after al Qaeda issued a warning that it is regrouping."

Guest anchor Jeff Glor on CBS's Evening News, Sunday, did note early attacks, explaining that bombings had killed nearly 20 people. But there was no update on Monday's This Morning.

A 2005 study by the Media Research Center found that (under a Republican president) the networks were eager to report bad news relating to Iraq:

Network coverage has been overwhelmingly pessimistic. More than half of all stories (848, or 61%) focused on negative topics or presented a pessimistic analysis of the situation, four times as many as featured U.S. or Iraqi achievements or offered an optimistic assessment (just 211 stories, or 15%).

GMA 8:03

JOSH ELLIOTT: And oversees, this has been the deadliest day in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew last year. At least 82 people have been killed in a series of attacks, including 13 Iraqi soldiers shot when their base was attacked.

Today 7:12AM

NATALIE MORALES: Today marks the single bloodiest day in Iraq so far this year, as nationwide attacks have killed at least 89 people. The wave of violence comes just days after al Qaeda issued a warning that it is regrouping.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: partisanmediashills
We predicted that this would happen, but did the left want to listen? Nooooooooo
1 posted on 07/23/2012 7:13:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How many people were killed here in the US of A on friday?


2 posted on 07/23/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Kaslin

Obama “ended” the Iraq way the same way that Cornwallis “ended” the American Revolution.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT by FtrPilot
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To: al baby

In just Chicago or the entire U.S.?


4 posted on 07/23/2012 7:43:20 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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5 posted on 07/23/2012 7:47:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

And the American public won’t care.

It’s over, case closed. We declared victory, now watch the implosion from a distance. When and if she does sink one thing you can be sure of, it will all be “Bush’s fault.”


6 posted on 07/23/2012 8:08:22 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Kaslin

Everything Obama touches turns to dung.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 8:24:32 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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