Saturday, May 14, 2005

Radically Different U.N. Stories from Iraq

Interesting choices were made on Thursday this week concerning coverage of United Nations’ reports involving Iraq. CNN and Fox News both chose radically different stories about Iraq. CNN chose a story about how terrible life is in Iraq based on a survey by the Iraqi government and the U.N. Fox, on the other hand chose a story from the U.N.’s International Narcotics Control Board about how drug trafficking is on the rise in Iraq and that insurgents and terrorists are involved.

CNN: Report paints grim picture of Iraqi life (05.12.2005)
In the wake of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country still struggles with high unemployment, inconsistent utility services and widespread poverty, a joint survey from the Iraqi government and United Nations indicates.

FOX: U.N.: Iraq an Emerging Drug Trafficker - Thursday, May 12, 2005 - VIENNA, Austria — A U.N. drug body warned Thursday that Iraq is emerging as a transit point for drugs, with traffickers working with...

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