“Civil War:” Reactions From Viewers

By Brian 

Brian Williams‘ Monday blog entry, which mentioned NBC’s decision to call the situation in Iraq a “civil war,” has filled up with dozens of comments. Here are a few:

> “There comes a time when journalists need to step forward and take a stand for an important issue. I think this is one of those cases and I salute NBC News…”

> “I understand there is a war going on. I have friends involved one way or another. Does it matter what we call it?…”

> “When you get elected Brian, let us know. In the meantime, refrain from foreign policy and report the news…”

> “I am surprised it has taken so long for the major news organizations to accurately name what this fight has become…”

> “NBC’s decision to call the conflict in Iraq a civil war is yellow, liberal, smug journalism at its best…”

> “The purpose of the news media in a free society should be to report the truth as they see it. Kudos to NBC for deciding to call the Iraq situation what it clearly is — a civil war…”