Iraq Coverage Plummets Amid Progress

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The number of U.S. casualties in Iraq is down significantly, but the number of journalists covering that progress has plummeted, a recent analysis uncovered.

CNSNews.com reported last week that positive coverage on the war in Iraq declined sharply after the U.S. troop surge in 2007.

Statistics from the Multi-National Force-Iraq revealed that the number of reporters there went from 219 in September 2007 to 58 in June.

Less reporters meant less coverage over the past months, CNSNews.com says.

The news group added that "the dramatic decline in embedded reporters generally coincided with a dramatic decline in U.S. casualties in Iraq."

Vice President Dick Cheney agreed on the lack of attention.

"I see just in general less reporting, less interest," he said. "The fact is that people have got other things to worry about... We're in the middle of a presidential campaign. That's big news. Gasoline prices are $4 a gallon. That's big news. So it doesn't receive as much attention. Good news never does. That's just the way our system works."

CBN News spoke with CNSNews.com editor-in-chief Terry Jeffrey. Click the play button for his comments on the current decline in coverage on progress in Iraq.

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