In Baghdad itself, Deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zubaie dodged an assassin as a suicide bomber infiltrated his security detail. Only ABC assigned a correspondent to the story. Terry McCarthy (subscription required) narrated a Virtual View computer animation of the attack on the politician's home that killed nine others. Just last month al-Zubaie himself had warned ABC that he could not trust his bodyguards: al-Zubaie is the senior Sunni Arab politician in the coalition government, McCarthy explained, "as such he is seen as a traitor by Sunni hardliners." CBS' substitute anchor Russ Mitchell mentioned the story in passing. NBC paid it no attention.
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