Media War Watch
An extensive compilation of MRC analysis on Gulf War II, its prelude and its immediate aftermath. Includes more than 300 items from August 2002 through early May 2003.
Celebrities on Politics and War
A collection of celebrity comments on terrorism, the 2002 congressional elections and the war. Time frame is September 2002 through early May 2003.
Also of Interest: Celebrity
“Grading TV’s War News.” A report card on the media’s performance during Gulf War II. Fox, CBS and embedded reporters did well, ABC didn’t.
Executive Summary |
Complete Special Report |
“Peter’s Peace Platoon: ABC’s Crusade Against Arrogant American Power.” A review of 234
World News Tonight stories from January 1, 2003 through March 7, 2003 found that ABC News provided biased coverage of the prelude to war in four distinct ways.
Executive Summary |
Complete Special Report
Special Quote and Gloat Edition: The Media’s Erroneous Predictions.
A compilation of the woefully incorrect statements and predictions about the war from the nation’s leading journalists. Issued the day Baghdad fell.
Extra Edition, April 9)
Notable Quotables Special Edition: America at War
A special edition of the bi-weekly
Notable Quotables focused solely on the war in Iraq.
Quotables, March 31)
Media Reality Checks
These editions of the weekly Media Reality Check focused on war coverage.
Where’s the Media on Saddam’s
ABC, CBS, NBC Featured A Bribed British Leftist Lawmaker, But Now There’s Nothing But Silence
Gulf War II: Grading Television
Fox News Channel and Embedded Reporters Excelled, While Peter Jennings and Peter Arnett Flunked
Peter’s Sympathy for Hollywood
ABC Covers Anti-War Actors By Playing Up Their “Punishment,” Not Their Errors or Radicalism
CNN Admits Honest Reporting Was Impossible, So Why Go To Baghdad?
Will Other Networks Now Reveal The Saddam Secrets They Kept?
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on the ‘Arab
Baghdad-Based Reporters Issued Piles of Unreliable, Inaccurate “Reporting” On Iraqi Public Opinion
Newsweek’s War Whiplash
Alter's “Conventional Wisdom” Box Exposed as Very Unwise
Arnett’s Propaganda Meets an End at
NBC Fires Its Baghdad Correspondent Based on Iraqi TV Appearance, But His Work Was Also Shoddy
ABC’s War News Touts Doubt and
The Most Biased Network During the Pre-War Months Now Offers the Most Biased Iraq War Coverage
World News Tonight’s Anti-War
MRC Study: Despite Pledge of Objectivity, ABC Spent Pre-War Period Undermining Support for Bush
MRC President L. Brent Bozell weekly columns on war coverage.
Journalism and Relativism
Commentary on the media’s relentlessly negative coverage of post-war Baghdad.
Arrogant Media Blunders
Many in the media once again made fools of themselves with unfounded and overly pessimistic predictions.
The Post-War Show
A swift, decisive American victory was bad news for journalists and the American Left.
The More-War-Gore Caucus
An analysis of the media complaints of anti-war activists.
Peter Arnett, Cretinous Liar
War correspondent Peter Arnett was fired by NBC for his near-treasonous comments on Iraqi national television. This column reviews Arnett’s career.
Democrats: Incapable of Gaffes
Congressional Democrats made some preposterous comments during the war but there was little media coverage. A Republican response to a Sen. Tom Daschle comment, however, was portrayed as sad and regrettable.
Playing Hide and Seek With the
Are media surveys intended to document public opinion or affect it?
Only Anti-War Citizens Are
Despite the public’s support for war with Iraq, only those opposed to war seemed to appear on television and in print.