Tired of Iraq

David Bauder at the Associated Press pulls together a few scary stats about the Iraq war and American mainstream media’s coverage of it,

For the first 10 weeks of the year, the war accounted for three per cent of television, newspaper and Internet stories in the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s survey of news coverage. During the same period in 2007, Iraq filled 23 per cent of the news hole. The difference is even more stark on cable news networks: 24 per cent of the time spent on Iraq last year, just one per cent this year. “The fact that it went down didn’t surprise me,” said Tom Rosenstiel, the project’s director. “But the fact that it almost disappeared is something I didn’t expect.” link