I have to admit, while in Costa Rica I was wholly cut off from the news in the world. Coming back, though, and catching up with the news, a tidbit I heard from someone while traveling certainly appears to hold true. She informed me that a friend of hers had said that with the news media, for a story about non-American deaths to be picked up and “publized”, it takes 1,000 non-American deaths to be equated to 1 American.
So, in Iraq, any time a U.S. soldier was injured or killed, it becomes front-page material. During this time, though, how many Iraqis have been killed? Why isn’t that news-worthy too?