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Thread #77734   Message #1390133
Posted By: GUEST,Amos
27-Jan-05 - 09:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
From The World Tribune of January 18th, a long spiel on the distortion of the media:

Media's coverage has distorted world's view of Iraqi reality
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"Postscript: I have had my staff aggressively pursue media coverage for all sorts of events that tell the other side of the story only to have them turned down or ignored by the press in Baghdad. Strangely, I found it much easier to lure the Arab media to a "non-lethal" event than the western outlets. Open a renovated school or a youth center and I could always count on Al-Iraqia or even Al-Jazeera to show up, but no western media ever showed up ever. Now I did have a pretty dangerous sector, the Abu Ghuraib district that extends from western Baghdad to the outskirts of Fallujah (not including the prison), but it certainly wasn't as bad as Fallujah in November and there were reporters in there. "