Mainstream Media Hoping to Undermine Iraqi Elections?
NBC, ABC, the LA Times, and CBS all seem to be drawing stories from the Democratic Party playbook, with remarkably similar headlines, all emphasizing terrorist attacks, rather than the fact that Iraqis are beginning to vote in their first free election in over fifty years. Reading the mainstream media headlines, an outside observer might conclude that they were all composed in the same newsroom.
From MSNBC:Contrast this with Fox's take, which, while not exactly upbeat, emphasizes the historical aspect of the elections and personalizes them with a quote from an Iraqi exile.
Pre-Election Violence Stings Iraq
Pre-election Violence Rages
Voting Begins, Violence Escalates
From Foxnews:The bias of the mainstream media outlets has seldom been more blatant.
Iraqi Expats Begin Casting Ballots
SYDNEY, Australia — Exiled Iraqi voters began casting ballots in western Sydney on Friday in their nation's historic elections — the first since former dictator Saddam Hussein's (search) 2003 ouster.
"This is a long dream that now comes true," said 56-year-old Karim Jari before casting his vote. "We hope this is a new beginning."