Angry Robot

War of News

The impending cable news war: Fox News, CNN and MSNBC stock up on rhetoric, “News Alerts” and whooshing sounds as they prepare to head off to war. NBC News “is training about 125 of its journalists to contend with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and already has dozens of journalists in Iraq and surrounding countries.” Reminiscent of the Onion headline in their book, “CNN Deploys Troops to Iraq.” One prof points out that the news networks’ constant warmongering promos add to the feeling that war is inevitable.

Another interesting read on the subject of Iraq, from Time: The Saudi Push for an Iraq Coup.