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Media coverage of Afghanistan and Iraq

Powerline runs an interesting letter from a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Here is an interesting paragraph, but do read the rest.

"I would like to make one more observation if I may. Since I have been in Afghanistan, I would say that, on average, I know of about one U.S. or coalition soldier getting killed every week. However, I see almost no news reports on these deaths - and my wife at home does not either. My point is that per capita (with 10 - 15k soldiers in country), we are taking as many, or more hits than Iraq, yet no press coverage. Given this fact, it seems to me that the mainstream media are controlling public opinion by which information they cover. The liberals have a difficult time saying they are against the war in Afghanistan, but can oppose Iraq because the decision to attack wasn’t as clearly obvious - thus only report the bad stuff in Iraq - at least this is my take."

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