Breaking news on Wolf Blitzer’s show this morning:
Four Israeli soldiers were injured on Sunday when an anti-tank rocket hit their tank in southern Lebanon, an Israeli military spokesman said.
It’s an item that been repeated a number of times as I’ve watched coverage of the Qana bombing and the emergency UN Security Council meeting.
Buried in a story in the World section of their site (i.e. no front page link like the story containing the Israeli woundings) and less-mentioned on TV is that four Marines were killed in Iraq’s Anbar province. There’s no mention in the story of how many US servicepeople were injured yesterday, and certainly nothing on the television coverage. But the number of wounded hasn’t been below 400 per month since February (when it hit a two-year low of 300), which is an average of more than ten wounded every day.
How come those casualties aren’t being mentioned every 10 minutes on CNN?