Yesterday, something sort of resembling an election (with 175 attacks that killed 44 people) took place in Iraq. While there has been plenty of mainstream coverage of this supposed “turning point” in the occupation of Iraq, much of it has reported Washington’s official position on the election, unlike the alternative press which has provided considerably more realistic information about the election. As more news becomes available, Media Mouse will update this list.
- Democracy Now for January 31, 2005 – Lots of good news stories plus and interview with Robert Fisk.
- Sunnis Absent from Iraqi Polling Stations – News Article by Robert Fisk posted on Common Dreams
- Aljazeera – Mainstream Arab news source that is available in English and not state controlled.
- Iraq Elections: A Mixed Story – Juan Cole looks at the elections in Iraq, the media coverage of the election, and provides analysis of the process that led to the elections.
- Voter Turnout in the Iraqi Elections Follows Washington’s Script – Shortly after the polls closed in Iraq, turnout was estimated at 72% but only 15 hours later that number was downgraded to 57%. The folks over at Critical Montages examine the numbers.