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Media Analysis

April 22
The Seattle Times salutes briskly and says "Yes, Sir!" to U.S. General Mark Kimmitt (April 13). Meanwhile, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer prints two front-page stories on civilian suffering and death in Fallujah (April 22).

April 18
The Seattle Times contravenes Dept. of Defense policy by publishing a photograph of coffins of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (April 18), setting off a national debate over Defense Dept. policy and the media's responsibility in showing the true costs of the war.

Pre-2003 War
In 1999, UNICEF reported that sanctions had contributed to the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children. The report was almost totally ignored by our mass media (2/02). How did our local newspapers fair? more...



Updated on May 17, 2004.