8. oktober 2007

Journalister fra CNN og Washington Post mener ikke gode nyheder fra Irak er væsentlige

Det er sjældent man hører journalister blotlægge et politiserende væsentlighedskriterie, men forleden skete det i CNNs mediemagasin Reliable Sources. Newsbusters har historien – ‘Journalists’ Tell Howard Kurtz Why Good News from Iraq Shouldn’t Get Reported.

Howard Kurtz, vært Reliable Sources: Robin Wright, should that decline in Iraq casualties have gotten more media attention?

Robin Wright, Washington Post: Not necessarily. The fact is we’re at the beginning of a trend — and it’s not even sure that it is a trend yet. There is also an enormous dispute over how to count the numbers. There are different kinds of deaths in Iraq.

There are combat deaths. There are sectarian deaths. And there are the deaths of criminal — from criminal acts. There are also a lot of numbers that the U.S. frankly is not counting. For example, in southern Iraq, there is Shiite upon Shiite violence, which is not sectarian in the Shiite versus Sunni. And the U.S. also doesn’t have much of a capability in the south.

So the numbers themselves are tricky

Howard Kurtz: Barbara Starr, CNN did mostly quick reads by anchors of these numbers. There was a taped report on “LOU DOBBS TONIGHT.” Do you think this story deserved more attention? We don’t know whether it is a trend or not but those are intriguing numbers.

Barbara Starr, CNN: But that’s the problem, we don’t know whether it is a trend about specifically the decline in the number of U.S. troops being killed in Iraq. This is not enduring progress. This is a very positive step on that potential road to progress.

Howard Kurtz: But let’s say that the figures had shown that casualties were going up for U.S. soldiers and going up for Iraqi civilians. I think that would have made some front pages.

Barbara Starr: Oh, I think inevitably it would have. I mean, that’s certainly — that, by any definition, is news. Look, nobody more than a Pentagon correspondent would like to stop reporting the number of deaths, interviewing grieving families, talking to soldiers who have lost their arms and their legs in the war. But, is this really enduring progress?

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    2 Comments »

    1. DdR har heller ikke den her med i dag på deres netsektion. Nogen der har hørt den omtalt i medierne, udover Dagbladet Børsen ? (Håber jeg får endelserne med denne gang :-])

      “Nobelpris-økonom: Lavere skat giver 600.000 jobs
      Nobelprismodtageren i økonomi, Edward Prescott, har gennemgået den danske økonomi: Sænk marginalskatten, øg arbejdsudbuddet med 600.000 personer og øg BNP med 300 mia. kr. ”

      http://www.180grader.dk/nyheder/Nobelpris_konom_lavere_skat_giver_600_000_jobs.php

      Kommentar by Christian Lindhardt-Larsen — 8. oktober 2007 @ 17:09

    2. Som om at journalister nogen sinde har syntes at gode nyheder var væsentlige?

      Kommentar by DrJ — 11. oktober 2007 @ 21:02

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