Virtual Bourgeois

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The Wrong News

Posted by Gerald on June 11, 2007

Here is a very interesting report about a recent study on TV news from the Project for Excellence in Journalism.  While Iraq has been the big story in the news media here in the US, a majority of the coverage has been about the domestic political wrangling over the war, not about conditions or events in Iraq itself.  Of what is coming out of Iraq, most stories are about Americans there, not about the conditions of the Iraqi people.  Not shocking, but at least here is some hard data.  Interestingly, the White-House-Press-Office-at-Fox-News devoted less coverage to the war and more to Anna Nicole Smith now that their neo-con viewers aren’t likeing the news about the war no more.

Where can we find a better mix of stories according to the PEJ?  Online news sources.


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