Tuesday, September 23, 2008

McClatchy removes "Iraq" link from menu on main web page

In an odd development, McClatchy has removed its Iraq coverage from the menu options on the main web site. Below is a screen shot of the previous menu. Notice the Iraq link.
Now look at the current menu, below. The Iraq link is gone.
This is really strange for a company that has bragged about its Baghdad bureau. Is McClatchy recognizing Iraq is so stable that occasional car bombs are less newsworthy than developments in hot spots like Pakistan and Afghanistan? Could this be a precursor to McClatchy closing its Baghdad bureau?
Maybe the smart people at McClatchy are taking stock of headlines like this: "Violence in Iraq down 80 percent."
You can still find McClatchy's Iraq coverage here.
Hat tip (and screen shots) Moon of Alabama

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