Monday, January 30, 2006

Press coverage of Woodruff

Part of tomorrow's TV Talk column will be about the avalanche of attention over ABC anchor Bob Woodruff being injured in Iraq (along with his cameraman). Is it right that a somewhat well known TV anchor is on the front page of the paper and all over the cable news when so many soldiers are injured in near anonymity every day?

I was at KILO (94.3 FM) this morning and got an interesting perspective from Maj. Gen. Robert Mixon, the commander of Fort Carson. Mixon was doing a Q&A session on the station and several people asked about the Woodruff coverage.

"The media's coverage of a fellow media person is a fairly natural reaction," Mixon said. "I don't feel soldiers are being slighted in that regard."

What do you think about it? Drop me a comment or an e-mail.