Earlier this morning, I wrote that more was to come on the story of the admitted American use of white phosphorus as a chemical weapon against the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
So, where is that additional information? Is there more to come on the white phosphorus story?
Well, there is and there isn?t. The story is that there is no story - not if you live in the United States, at least.
Journalists are reporting on this story across the world, except in the United States. Go on and do a Google News search for white phosphorus in the news. As of 12 Noon, hours and hours, after the story broke, you?ll find articles on the story today from the press in Switzerland, in Australia, in Canada, in Italy, and from across the United Kingdom.
But what about in the United States? There?s just one journalistic news source in the entire United States that?s acknowledging that the story even exists: The San Jose Mercury News.
Irregular Times: News Unfit for Print : More to come on phosphorus story? Maybe not!
Take home message. All that chatter on the internet? Still heavily driven by mainstream media.