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Ingraham Tells The Today Show To Try “Where In The World Is Iraq?”

Laura Ingraham criticized NBC during an appearance on The Today Show this morning.

NewsBusters says: “She pointed out that NBC and the Today show expend[ed] huge resources to cover the Olympics and even to answer the question ‘Where in the World is Matt Lauer?’ She suggested that they devote some of the same resources to broadcast the Today show directly from Iraq, that they accompany troops, speak with US and Iraqi military personnel and with villagers and see the reality on the ground. Instead, pointed out Ingraham, the MSM’s approach is to stand on a balcony in the Green Zone, reporting on the latest IEDs, killings and reprisals.”

> Update: 11:30am: MSNBC is replaying the highlights. “The truth of the matter is, we’re there,” James Carville said. “It’s not the media’s fault that we’re there…”

> Update: 11:39am: “So the problem is that reporters are stuck in the luxury of their Baghdad hotels (which only have power a few hours a day)?” Tell that to David Bloom, Bob Woodruff, Doug Vogt, and Jill Carroll, Rep. John Conyers says on the Huffington Post…

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