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Smith Talks About Bloodiest Day In Lebanon - Does It Compare to Iraq?

Reported by Donna - July 26, 2006 -

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith he kept emphasizing that this had been the bloodiest day yet in the Israel/Hezbollah conflict. He said 9 Israeli soldiers had died and over 30 had been injured. There were conflicting reports on how many Hezbollah fighters had been killed.

I couldn't help but think how this compared to what was going on in Iraq, you know, the war in which our soldiers are involved with.

Reports in from Iraq are that 14,000 Iraq civilians have been killed in the first 6 months of 2006. 6,000 civilians killed in just May and June. Even Smith reported today that many are saying that an outright civil war is going on in Iraq right now. The excalation of violence is being widely reported in the main stream news. Yesterday President Bush ordered more soldiers to go into Baghdad because the violence has gotten so bad.

Comments: While things may have been bloody in Lebanon today there is no comparison to what is going on in Iraq. The point being is that the coverage is skewed -- probably in the upper 90 percent for the Israeli/Hezbollah conflict as opposed to the 1 or 2 percent of the show devoted to stories on Iraq.

I'll put this out to our readers. Do you think the news on Fox is improperly skewed in favor of covering the Israeli/Hezbollah conflict as opposed to coverage of our war with Iraq?