Local Coverage of Iraq
The coverage of recent events by local broadcasters has been terrible. Last night, KVUE’s report focused almost exclusively on American casualties, with little effort given to provide a context. This morning, KLBJ moved from discussing fighting in Falluja without a transition to the revolt being led by Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr. A listener could easily be left with the impression that al-Sadr was behind the fighting in Falluja. Poor reporting such as this does not help us to understand what is going on in Iraq and may actually further misunderstandings.