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Iraqi casualty count low on CBS

According to media watchdog FAIR:

A December 1 CBS Evening News report about the Iraq War misled viewers about the start of the war and severely diminish the loss of civilian lives. The on-screen graphic is 50,152 dead, sourced to icasualties.org.

The site suggests that readers visit Iraq Body Count or read a study in the Lancet British medical journal for more detailed information. The Iraq Body Count estimate for civilian deaths as a result of violence is 104,000 to 113,000; the group notes that WikiLeaks documents could indicate an additional 15,000 deaths.

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