Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What we've always known: Good news is no news

From this week's Time Magazine:

Baghdad - Networks Scale Back in Iraq

AS violence increases in Afghanistan, not only are troops being redirected there, but so are journalists - at the expense of news coverage in Iraq. A New York Times report noted that the three major U.S. networks - ABC, CBS and NBC - have quietly stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq despite the fact that about 130,000 U.S. service members are still there. While the networks declined to discuss specific staffing changes, representatives said the switch reflects a change in the nature of the Iraq mission from pacification to reconstruction.

My thoughts:

Reconstruction = good news = no news.

Tell that to the family members and friends who still loved ones deployed to Iraq.


AirmanMom said...

My prayers are lifted for all these brave soldiers and the families who love them so!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

ABNPOPPA said...

I like your equation. Yes, I suppose now we will start hearing the "bad" news from Afghanistan and no "good" news from Iraq.


MightyMom said...

unfortunately you are correct!

MightyMom said...

hey there!

Thesaurus Thursday 2009 is up and running, come and play!

Infantry Dad said...

I wonder what would happen if we stopped reading the news, and watching television?

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful you made this post. I've been hearing nothing but stories on Gaza (and rightfully so) and Obama for the past two months and I am a news junkie.

The coverage on Iraq has seriously dwindled and I think it still needs some focus and recognition. Although that's not to say that we don't have Soldiers in other countries such as Africa that don't need media attention as well.

The people are still there. The stories will always be there.