Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq - Study Guide Friday, February 20, 2004. Summary & Analysis

Riverbend (blogger)
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During the latter part of February and into April, Riverbend's blog concerns itself mostly with the inconsistencies between the Western media and the real events happening inside Iraq, and also the apparent ineffectual nature of the Governing Council.

Riverbend's blog starts by reporting on an American article detailing how some Arab backers were supporting the Republican party and the Bush presidency. Riverbend derides the article as wilfully naïve, as half of the named backers are not ethnically 'Arab' and they cannot represent the opinions of the common Iraqi civilian.

After this, Riverbend's next comment piece talks about the bias that the Fox media network, the Murdoch Empire and CNN has towards the occupation, whereas the 'free networks' such as Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia are regularly criticised for being anti-American and pro-insurgency. Riverbend wonders what 'anti-Americanism' actually means, when the free press is not...

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