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November 20, 2007

Grim Milestone: NBC's Declaration That Iraq Is In State Of "Civil War" Now One Year Old

So the obvious question: Since NBCNews made such a production over having to officially call the "civil war" by its proper terminology, do they feel similar responsibility to properly labeling Iraq not in a state of civil war now?

Remember, NBCNews' explanation was that they were compelled to term Iraq as being in a state of civil war in order to honestly report to their viewers:

For months the White House rejected claims that the situation in Iraq has deteriorated into civil war. For the most part news organizations like NBC hesitated to characterize it as such. After careful consideration, NBC News has decided the change in terminology is warranted and what is going on in Iraq can now be characterized as civil war.

Does honesty now dictate a similar but opposite statement? Or is their "honesty" a one-way ratchet permitting only dire declaration which can never be retracted?

Thanks to CJ. Good, sharp eyes on those Newsbusters newshounds over there.

I bet they've been counting down the days to this anniversary.


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