Networks Largely Ignore War's Long-Term Impact

"Media have been quick to declare the U.S. war against Iraq a success, but
in-depth investigative reporting about the war's likely health and
environmental consequences has been scarce," media watchdog Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting writes. "Two important issues getting
shortchanged in the press are the U.S.'s controversial use of cluster
and depleted uranium weapons. According to a May 5 search of the Nexis database, there have been no in-depth reports about cluster bombs on ABC, CBS or NBC's nightly news programs since the start of the war. There have been, however, a few passing mentions of cluster bombs -- enough so that viewers may be aware of their existence. Not so with depleted uranium. Since the beginning of the year, the words 'depleted uranium' have not been uttered once on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News or NBC Nightly News, according to Nexis."