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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:44 AM
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Iraq War Disappears As TV Story
Iraq War Disappears As TV Story
By DAVID BAUDER 7 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) Remember the war in Iraq?

The question isn't entirely facetious. The war has nearly vanished from TV screens over the past few months, replaced by stories about the fascinating presidential campaign and faltering economy.

Yet Americans continue to fight and die there, five years after the war started in March 2003.

"It's no big secret that this is a war that everyone has grown tired of," said CNN correspondent Arwa Damon, whose documentary "On Deadly Ground: The Women of Iraq" is airing several times this month. "Iraqis are aware of it. They think it's a story that people are tired of hearing about. That's what makes our job more crucial."

ABC News will draw attention to the war this week with the fifth edition of its "Where Things Stand" series, polling and interviewing Iraqis about what is happening in their country.

Statistics clearly illustrate the diminished attention. For the first 10 weeks of the year, the war accounted for 3 percent of television, newspaper and Internet stories in the Project for Excellence in Journalism's survey of news coverage. During the same period in 2007, Iraq filled 23 percent of the news hole.

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 07:02 AM
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1. this is what exactly these thugs wanted to keep it away from our
consciousness and keep on with their PNAC agenda. How stupid can some people be, almost 4,000 dead for lies, and some Americans are totally in denial of the cost to this country, our troops and the Iraqi people.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 08:42 AM
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2. Reporter on NPR this morning was talking about going to restaurants and walking around Baghdad
last time she was in Iraq, this time doesn't dare venture outside the Green Zone.
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