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No Prime Minister For Iraq? No Problem, Let's Talk About The Duke Lacrosse Team

Reported by Donna - April 19, 2006

Very short segment on Iraq today on Studio B with Shepard Smith. At first Rick Leventhal talked about Saddam Hussein's trial and he mentioned that Sunnis were fighting against death squads. (Comment: Is that civil war?) Finally, it was reported that Parliment will convene tomorrow without a Prime Minister. They said other positions would be filled first.

Comments: Very little time was devoted to the war in Iraq. I would have to say that most of the hour on Studio B today was spent on speculating about the Durham, North Carolina rape charges. They even brought in Judge Andrew Napolitano who just happened to have a copy of his new book 'The Constitution In Exile' with him while he spoke about the Durham, NC case. Plus we know that they searched the two indicted Lacrosse players dorm rooms, looking for a computer in one of them. We heard that the case was being tried in the media and this was the fault of both the D.A. and the client's lawyers. (Comment: But not the media's, apparently)

Not sure all that's going on in Iraq but we are up with the latest on the Duke Lacrosse Team Rape case. Infotainment at it's best. I wanted to hear more about these death squads attacking Sunnis. I would have loved to hear more about Iraq's political maneuvers, how exactly parliment convenes without a Prime Minister. But that's just me.

We report, you decide - is it a cable news channel's job to keep us up to date on a small town rape case or should we know exactly what's going on in Iraq?

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