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Tuesday, October 14, 2003
U.S. President George W. Bush reportedly criticized the media's coverage of Iraq yesterday.
The idea that "the media" has been too negative in its coverage of Iraq, by putting to much emphasis on the deaths of a few soldiers while most of Iraq is peaceful, has taken hold and appears to be, rightly or wrongly, the current conventional wisdom, which I suppose is only fair. Last year at this time you couldn't turn on the t.v. without hearing, "Yeah these sniper deaths are bad, but most of you are not affected by them and have no reason to fear." And then two years ago, this entire country quickly got over its shock and by September 13 was saying, "There's no reason to cancel tomorrow's football game. I didn't know anyone who did two days ago and the number dead is pretty small given the size of America."