Thursday, December 20, 2007

"As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch"

Things are still a mess in Iraq, but they've been getting remarkably better. Conservatives tend to think that the mainstream media works especially hard to find fresh angles on how miserable things are over there.

The best example was a story from earlier this year by Jay Price and Qasim Zein (which I can no longer find online) entitled "As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch." Here's an excerpt:
At what's believed to be the world's largest cemetery, where Shiite Muslims aspire to be buried and millions already have been, business isn't good. A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi-al-Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that's cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial shrouds.