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NBC states the bleeding obvious

NBC News reached the same conclusion on Monday that we've all known since, oh, 2003: That there's a civil war in Iraq.

Matt Lauer read the solemn pronouncement on Monday's Today show, declaring that NBC (80% owned by General Electric NYSE:GE, 20% by Vivendi FR:012777) has decided to call the vicious and bloody conflict between the Shi'ites and Sunnis a "civil war".

MSNBC takes up the story.

Another US First Amendment magic moment

I always thought CNN Headline News was set us as a wall-to-wall headlines bulletin channel to complement the main CNN channel. Now, it seems they have ratings-chasing O'Reillyesque attack dogs who hound people not just to their graves, but beyond.

If the Naomi Robson episode in West Papua is high farce, the Nancy Grace interview with Melinda Duckett, aired deliberately and unapologetically after Duckett's suicide, is an outrage.

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