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Monday, August 15, 2005


AP Misses The Point

Interesting article. It really highlights the complete lack of understanding that seems to dominate the higher-ups in the news cabal:

Editors Ponder How to Present a Broad Picture of Iraq
Ms. Goudreau's query prompted an unusual discussion last month in New York at a regular meeting of editors whose newspapers are members of The Associated Press. Some editors expressed concern that a kind of bunker mentality was preventing reporters in Iraq from getting out and explaining the bigger picture beyond the daily death tolls.

"The bottom-line question was, people wanted to know if we're making progress in Iraq," Ms. Goudreau said, and the A.P. articles were not helping to answer that question.
"One of the things the editors felt was that as much context as you can bring, the better," Ms. Dardarian said. "They wanted them to get beyond the breaking news to 'What does this mean?' "
I must disagree. I do not think that the people of America are clamoring for more liberal media-types to put the news into any sort of "context". Rather, I think that people on the home front want (ready, AP?): A more balanced supply and presentation of facts. We're not stupid, we can draw our own conclusions and (gasp) even put those pesky "facts" into our very own "context". Hard to believe, I know. Just give us a shot!

Speaking for myself, I would be more than happy if for every article mentioning the deaths of brave Americans and Iraqis there was another article highlighting positive developments across the board from improvements in infrastructure to the continuing developments in establishing a constitutional republic in Iraq and (remember that other country) Afghanstan.

I hope they figure it out quick, because we're about to lose Arthur, who is one of the absolute best at doing the media's job for them.


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