Yasser Salihee, father of Danya
In light of yesterday's New York Times report that U.S. TV network newscasts have devoted all of 181 minutes to coverage of Iraq this year, it seems right to share this determined tribute and promise from one of the Iraqi journalists who writes for McClatchy in Baghdad.
In 2007, Mike Drummond of the Charlotte Observer described what he learned about Salihee's death.
He adds that this danger, the poorly marked checkpoint, is not uncommon.
There's no news in these stories worth sharing with a U.S. audience according to commercial news priorities. Have to get back to the important stories -- Heather Locklear's depression, Britney Spears' custody dispute and other vital matters.