Joel Mowbray reports: Covering the war

Our friend Joel Mowbray ([email protected]) reports in this morning’s Washington Times on two polls of Iraqis on their view of life before and after the war:

Ask most Americans if they were aware that Iraqis, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, believe that life today is better than it was under Saddam Hussein, and you’d most likely elicit incredulousness, blank stares or outright laughter. Not because it isn’t true, though. It is.
The mainstream media just forgot to mention it.

Joel’s column bears on our recent critique of the coverage provided by CNN reporter Michael Ware from Baghdad. In a message about the column this morning, Joel notes that the the Iraqi people “are far happier and more optimistic than Americans have been told to believe.”

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