Last summer David Wright was the first network reporter on the scene in Lebanon when fighting between Israel and Hezbollah broke out. He was in Lebanon again when anti-government protests flared while CBS and NBC offered only voiceover videotape of fighting on Beirut Arab University campus that left three dead. "These images of violent instability stole the thunder from the foreign donors' conference in Paris" at which $7.6bn was pledged for rebuilding, ABC's Wright (subscription required) commented. "The money is sorely needed." He found that the root cause of opposition anger is the government's sluggish rebuilding of the wreckage caused by Israeli bombs and "Hezbollah has exploited that fact."
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