Ever Wonder what ever happened to the War in Iraq? Did our hero’s come home? After all you hardly ever hear about it on the eventing news any more. It used to be the top story every day. Where did it go?
Well Tim Russert of NBC news explains it all to you. This article from Newsbusters reports that Russert has admitted as the death toll in Iraq has gone down the Media’s desire to cover the war has gone down. I guess good news is no news.
Russert Concedes Fewer Deaths in Iraq Means Less Coverage
By Brent Baker | December 10, 2007 – 03:40 ET
LESTER HOLT: When we look back a long time ago, I think there was the assumption that Iraq would be the dominating issue going into this campaign. Now these numbers tell us the economy is immensely important to voters. So what does that mean for candidates like Rudy Giuliani, like Hillary Clinton, who’ve really been pushing national security, tough on terrorism type credentials?
TIM RUSSERT: I think they’re going to have to re-calibrate their campaigns. They have to focus on the economy, focus on health care, and they’re capable of doing that. It is interesting, with the surge in Iraq and the level of American deaths declining, it is off the front pages. It looks like it could be a bread and butter election where people are very concerned about their homes, the financing, the economy, those kinds of gut issues, Lester.
The December 4 study by the MRC’s Rich Noyes, “Good News = Less News on Iraq War; MRC Study: As Surge Succeeds and Casualty Rates Fall, ABC, CBS and NBC Lose Interest In Iraq War.”