Press underreports wounded in Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Scotty, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    I originally read a summary of this article last week, whcih first appeared in The New Republic. Now it has made the front page of Yahoo.

    The national media (or "filter", as Bush likes to call it) has been focusing almost entirely on the deaths in Iraq, while ignoring those who are wounded. Many have had their limbs blown off or received severe facial injuries. The author, Lawrence Kaplan, has stated that Walter Reed Army Medical Center has taken on "the feel of a Civil War hospital."

    This comes from the Yahoo article:
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ep/20031023/en_bpiep/pressunderreportswoundediniraq


    And here is a link to the original article in The New Republic:

    America's near-invisible wounded
     
  2. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw an article about this a while back and the reason for not reporting the wounded was because it's to a point that soilders getting wounded was a regular enough occurance that it's not a story anymore.
     

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