Monday, July 28, 2008

AP SAYS `US NOW WINNING IRAQ WAR`... BUT MEDIA DOESN`T RUN WITH IT

Associated Press writers (Robert Burns and Robert H. Reid) ran a Saturday story from Baghdad, "Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost."

'Newspapers of record' tended to ignore the story while AP subscribers tweaked the title:


The New London (CT) Day -- "Are we winning the unwinnable war?"


Arizona (Tucson) Daily Star -- "Focus shifts away from combat"


Salt Lake City Deseret News -- "Is U.S. now winning war in Iraq?"


Fort Worth Star Telegram -- "Iraq war's tide appears to have turned in favor of US"


Newsday (Long Island, NY) -- "Analysis: U.S. can shift from combat to peace in Iraq"


Only the the Christian Broadcasting Network gave it a more positive headline, "Analysis: US Now Winning Iraq War".