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.