Bad News From Iraq, According to the New York Times

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on January 31, 2007

Good news from Iraq: Parliament has approved Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s plan for securing Baghdad, which means that President Bush’s new strategy has the legal approval of the Iraqi government.

Bad news from Iraq, according to the New York Times:

Iraq’s Shiite prime minister and Sunni lawmakers hurled insults at one another during a raucous session of Parliament on Thursday, with the prime minister threatening a Sunni lawmaker with arrest and the Sunni speaker of Parliament threatening to quit.

That’s the lead paragraph. The 27th paragraph–yes, the twenty-seventh–finally informs us of the outcome:

Eventually, though, the tensions eased and Parliament approved the security plan.

If Parliament had rejected the plan, do you think the Times would have waited until the 27th paragraph to tell us?

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