In a Wall Street op-ed (subscriber-only) on European media coverage of the US, Markus Rettich and Wolfgang Stock come up with a startling statistic: Germany's leading TV news programme, "Tagesthemen" managed to run more anti-American comments than those well-known arbiters of objectivity, Al Jazeera. As for coverage of the Iraqi election:

It seems that the majority of European journalists covering the topic have still not conquered their Iraq trauma. Ideological opposition to the war still feeds the general opinion that leads European journalists to present a reality that is different from the reality presented by media outlets elsewhere.

Still on the subject of Iraq, Jeremy Brown carries out a vigorous fisking of a NY Times Magazine piece on the Kurds. The author's name somehow sounded familiar to Brown. Where had he seen it before? Ah, yes, in Counterpunch.
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