Thursday, December 06, 2007

Media Mostly Silent on Iraq Progress

Rich Noyes at Newsbusters has the facts & figures:

Back in September, as reporters voiced skepticism of General Petraeus' progress report, the networks aired a total of 178 Iraq stories, or just under two per network per night. About one-fourth of those stories (42) were filed from Iraq itself, with most of the rest originating in Washington.

In October, TV's war news fell by about 40 percent, to 108 stories, with the number of reports filed from Iraq itself falling to just 20, or less than one-fifth of all Iraq stories. By November, the networks aired a mere 68 stories, with only eleven (16%) actually from the war zone itself.

Goes hand in hand with the MSM fall in the ratings in recent years. Coincidence? But thankfully, news of success due to the Surge is leaking out, thanks to the New Media of Talk Radio and the Internet, effectively countering the Leftist broadcast tyranny.