Friday, June 22, 2012

Obama's Media Now Ignors Death Milestone

Unlike Iraq ... ABC, NBC, PBS, and MSNBC Skip 2,000 Marker in Afghanistan...

Newsbusters - On June 13, the CBS Evening News devoted a story by David Martin to the Afghanistan death count reaching 2,000, as Martin interviewed a mother of a fallen Marine. CBS was alone. There was no story last week on the Afghanistan death “milestone” on ABC, NBC, the PBS NewsHour – or even on the MSNBC programs found in Nexis, including Rachel “Our Military’s In a Perilous Drift” Maddow.

But the networks were all more aggressive when the 2,000 mark arrived in Iraq on October 25, 2005. The Big Three networks devoted 14 morning and evening news stories to the death toll from October 24 through the end of October, and another 24 anchor briefs or mentions. They used the number to spell “disaster for this White House.” [...] ---->Read more

* 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush...the rest in the 3+ years under Obama.