America Begins to Recognize the Media's Role in Terror

Fox News has done a number of interesting polls on the Media and its reporting of terror. First, they asked who was reponsible for the problems in Iraq. The Media was number one, with 27%, number two was it Iraqis, at 20%, where Washington was down around 16%. How about what was a bigger story, Berg's beheading or the Abu Ghraib prisoner mistreatment? We know what the Media thought, but the American people thought Berg's beheading was a bigger story by a ratio of 60% to 8%. People defend the Media by saying that they only do stories that generate sales, but this is patently not true. The mainstream media often pushes stories, like Abu Ghraib, that fit their traditional script, not because of the public's appetite for them.