Does It Seem Just A Little Odd That CNN Is Giving Less Coverage To Iraq Than It Did To Gaza?

Every day for several weeks this summer, I woke up here in New York, turned on CNN, and saw Gaza.  Now that my own government is taking military action in Iraq, I woke up this morning, turned on CNN, and saw this:

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Yes, that is the Kennedy family on Cape Cod, dumping buckets of ice water over their heads.

During most of July, CNN viewers would hardly have known that unaccompanied children continued to languish at US borders, that the problems at the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs continued to fester, or that ISIS continued to consolidate power and slaughter non-Muslims.  It’s not as though CNN is not covering Iraq at all now, and there was a brief, calm, and not remotely contentious discussion of Iraq this morning as well.  After the saturation coverage of Gaza, however, the intensity of which often reached a fever pitch, the amount and quality of coverage of Iraq seems to stand in stark contrast.

The coverage that we do see, moreover, includes a focus on who ISIS is and why it is dangerous, something conspicuously missing from the Gaza coverage.

As July wore on, with CNN commentators angrily asserting such bald-faced lies as Gaza “has not had one day of self-determination,” I wondered many times whether the volume of coverage was indicative of an obsession with Israel.  I tried, however, to give them the benefit of the doubt, as there was in fact military action and there was no question that it needed to be covered.  But watching what is occurring now confirms my worst suspicions about the network.

About Mirabelle

A Zionist in exile, Mirabelle has, in past lives, been a lawyer, a skier, and a chef. Outside of Israel, her favorite place in the world is Sun Valley, Idaho.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    And who, may I ask, are the producers and editors who decide what gets covered? They have preserved their anonymity long enough and nothing will change unless and until they are called out by name.

    • Vlad Tepes

      Don’t want to pick a fight, but I’m pretty 100% they, the producers, were obama voters and will vote with Clinton as well. Voting the same commies over and over again (from both parties) and expecting a different result is the definition of you know what.

      Besides the producers are not anonymous, even if I’m not an American and never stepped there I know who they are. But their activities and where they donate their money – you will not get it from NYT, Huffington post and the alphabet media. They protect each other.

      The other Clinton carved a muslim country in the middle of Europe. I’m pretty sure many Jews were OK with that. But the reports of Serb massacres were every bit exagerated (and much more) as is the reporting about Gaza now. Countless churches were razed to ground and whole villages exterminated, only the Serbs knew how to fight back. Yes, they killed muslims with gusto instead of appeasing them, is called war for survival. On the muslim side were arabs, chechens and the whole thing – not a peep then and not a peep now, officially.

      People will not understand propaganda until they bite them.

      “What difference, at this point, does it make?” – famous quote from a famous politician.

  • CableLegend

    Speaking of CNN, they just reported sirens were going off in southern Israel again… I guess Hamas couldn’t contain themselves?

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