Sunday, July 16, 2006

CNN's Coverage

I've noticed a strong pro-Israel tilt in CNN's coverage of the war, especially in terms of the guests they have on, but haven't been able to do the sort of quantative analysis Eric Boehlert has (Hat tip to Issandr El Amrani):
"Later, I went back and checked CNN's reporting, via, and discovered that throughout the day CNN repeatedly reported on the lone Israeli civilian causality without making any mention of the more than 50 Lebanese civilian casualties. To be exact, CNN did that at 10:31 a.m., 11:02, 12:09 p.m., 12:19, 1:00, 1:30, 1:52, 2:00, 2:17, 2:30, 2:50, and 4:04.

"Note that at 12:05 p.m. CNN did report that "at least 45 Lebanese civilians have been killed in this offensive," but that's because the news channel was airing a feed from CNN International, which seemed to understand one of its fundamental responsibilities in covering bloody, revenge-driven political conflicts was to report civilian deaths suffered on both sides. In fact, a check of CNN Europe's reporting yesterday afternoon showed CNN Europe routinely reported on the death of the Israeli woman and as well as death of nearly 50 Lebanese civilian. CNN's U.S.-based anchors and reporters though, seemed mostly unable or unwilling to do the same."

Angry Arab also has a relevant comment.

I've posted some other Lebanon-related links here.

UPDATE: According to The Lebanese Bloggers, Israel is attacking Lebanese army assets.

UPDATE: As of July 18, CNN coverage has improved.


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