Sunday, January 4, 2009

If Only We Had A War Of Our Own They Could Cover

MediaBistro reports the cable news media is dispatching reporters to the Israel-Gaza border.

Meanwhile, over in Iraq:
TV News Winds Down Operations on Iraq War

Quietly, as the United States presidential election and its aftermath have dominated the news, America’s three broadcast network news divisions have stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq.

“The war has gone on longer than a lot of news organizations’ ability or appetite to cover it,” said Jane Arraf, a former Baghdad bureau chief for CNN who has remained in Iraq as a contract reporter for The Christian Science Monitor.

Time for a new war I guess. The old one was a ratings dud.