Hans' News and Politics Blog

A Blog of Conservative News, Politics, and Foreign Affairs

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The polls closed in Iraq on the referendum for the Constitution. Overall, the vote went over smoothly, with higher turnout than the last election and very little accompanying violence. Another setback for Al Qaeda. However, in the German media the election was described in an almost comically negative way, highlighting the rather minimal violence and emphasizing a low Sunni turnout. Der Spiegel's portrayal of events is symptomatic for the pathetic media coverage of the German media. Der Spiegel seems to be wholly dedicated to discrediting the election in an effort to justify their own position on the war in Iraq.

UPDATE: Apparently their coverage was even too negative for their tastes and they've edited a few more positive comments into the story.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Website Counter
Hit Counters