Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Syria and Iraq

I noticed recently that Fox News had a lot of coverage on Syria and that country’s connection with Iraq and the situation there including a visit by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and U.S. concerns that Syria has helped insurgents in Iraq. I had not noticed anything from CNN so I did a search today at both websites using “Syria” as the search term. Here are the headlines for December through today from both Fox and CNN pertinent to that story (I have only included those headlines for stories that had a primary emphasis on the Iraq situation):

Fox:

Syria Sets Up Polls for Expatriates - Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Armitage in Syria to Discuss Iraq Border
- Sunday, January 02, 2005
Armitage to Confront Syria on Iraq
- Thursday, December 30, 2004
U.S.: Syria Aiding Iraq Insurgency - Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Syria Confronts U.S. on Iraq Meddling Claim - Monday, December 27, 2004
Is Syria a Threat to Iraqi Democracy?
- Friday, December 17, 2004
Iraq Official: Iran, Syria Aid Terror - Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Iraq's Neighbors Looking to Influence Vote? - Thursday, December 09, 2004
Nations Anger Iraqi Official
- Wednesday, December 08, 2004

CNN:

none

Why does Fox emphasize this? Why has CNN not determined this to be worth reporting on even though much of this was available through the Associated Press?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because that would make people ponder the possibility that weapons of mass destruction, regardless of the amount, was hidden with Syrian assistance in their country. Maybe it would make people ponder the possibility that Iraq WAS allied with enemy terrorist states.Maybe because it would raise the possibility that if Iraq would secretly ally with Syria, then Iraq would also align with other states and organizations such as Al-Quada!!