Friday, November 25, 2005

Media Bias?

Took this from Rob at SayAnythingBlog

By Rob on November 25, 2005 at 11:38 am

From the New York Times:

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 24 - A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday near an American convoy at the entrance to the main hospital in the volatile town of Mahmudiya, killing at least 30 Iraqis and wounding dozens of others in a burst of fire and shrapnel.

Here’s an excerpt from some reporting in the same story from the Associated Press:

BAGHDAD, Iraq — A homicide bomber blew up his car outside a hospital south of Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops handed out candy and food to children, killing 30 people and wounding about 40, including four Americans.

Describing the incident as an attack on an “American convoy” paints a much different picture than an attack on U.S. soldiers handing out candy and food to kids. Especially when we consider that the “convoy” that was passing out the candy was there because they were evaluating the hospital in question for refurbishment and repairs.

It is subtle, but the lengths to which the Times will go to infuse their coverage with an anti-war agenda is nothing short of shocking.

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