You can't make this stuff up. These exchanges are from an interview by Howard Kurtz of two journalists, Robin
Wright from the Washington Post and Barbara Starr from
Howard Kurtz: "Robin Wright, should that decline in Iraq
casualties have gotten more media attention?"
Robin Wright (W.P.): Not necessarily. The fact is we're at the beginning of
a trend -- and it's not even sure that it is a trend yet.
Howard Kurtz: But let's say that the figures had shown that casualties were
going up for U.S. soldiers and going up for Iraqi civilians. I think that would
have made some front pages.
Barbara Starr (CNN): Oh, I think inevitably it
would have. I mean, that's certainly -- that, by any definition, is news.
Unbelievable, but true, war casualties go down, not necessarily news, war casualties go up, that is news. Of course, don't call the MSM biased.