Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:34:00
Iraqi death toll significantly lower
Interesting. In the fall of 2006, you couldn’t throw a rock online without hitting a politically-themed blog either discussing or trumpeting the fact that the U.S. was responsible for over 600,000 deaths in Iraq, making us worse than Saddam.
It seems that number, as was stated by many a “right-wing rethuglinazi,” was highly inflated. I just did a date-filtered Google News search, and since January 4th, maybe a hundred news stories about this have been published. Most of those are wire service recaps of one or two versions.
Odd, isn’t it? This 600,000+ number was used to sweep Democrats into Congress all over the country. Turns out it was more lie than truth. When the news was as horrible as one could imagine, the story was A-1, above the fold, right next to the seven million stories about how we were failing, losing the war and committing atrocities on a wide scale. Like most media corrections, however, the story now seems to be running on page D-26 , right next to the seven
million stories about how the “surge” is actually working, it looks like we might achieve a real, honest-to-goodness victory of sorts and many of the atrocity stories were made up.
Oh, that liberal media
Posted by JimK at 03:34 PM on January 11, 2008
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