Sunday, April 10, 2005

''Help CNN count''

Another example of how some in the US media consistently distort and manage our news, particularly from Iraq: CNN used the phrase "several thousand" to describe the crowd in Iraq today for the anti-US protest. AP and the Canadian press estimated it at "tens of thousands." So did the Chinese press account."India's National Newspaper" also used the "tens of thousands" number. Here are some photos, from The American Street. Does it matter if there were tens of thousands marching through the streets of Baghdad, rather than thousands? Maybe not, but it's hard to imagine it was just another stupid mistake by CNN. It's interesting how such a demonstration could have occurred without any violence or disruption, given all the talk about the "security" problems in Iraq we are told about here.

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