03/21/2013 02:06 pm ET

Fox News Covers Iraq War Anniversary Least On Cable News

Fox News covered the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War the least out of the three major cable news networks, according to a new study by Media Matters.

Tuesday was the tenth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the Iraq War. Fox News devoted one hour and twenty-minutes to the war. MSNBC, in contrast, provided more coverage than Fox News and CNN combined, airing four hours and thirty-five minutes about the war.

Media Matters said that the study only measured the volume of coverage, not content. The organization added that the networks diverged in their content, with one Fox News host saying that the war was George Bush's "smartest" decision, while "much of MSNBC's coverage was focused on the heavy toll of the war."

The war lasted almost nine years, with 1,111,610 Americans serving in Iraq. According to the Department of Defense, 4,488 of them died, while 115,376 Iraqi civilians were killed between 2003 and 2011.

Now, a majority of Americans — 53 percent — view invading Iraq as a mistake, according to a recent Gallup poll. Members of the media have also admitted that they failed the public on Iraq.



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