April 16th 2016, the Economist wrote an article about the battle of Mosul that will take place in 2016. In this article the Economist has shown the world a very narrow narrative that is put forward in media nowadays. The narrative that the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units is ‘sectarian’ and that the Iraqi army is not capable of fighting the war against Daesh*. In addition, the article is not consistent, especially when it comes to statistics.
‘The fight to retake Iraq’s second largest city has begun. Sunni troops must be at the front.’
Note. Retrieved from The Economist, https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/721963523270684672
As shown in picture 1, Western Media outlets are using false statistics to support their reasoning. Statistics with no background, no information about the sample size, cluster, information about validity or reliability, and more importantly the standard deviation. In the article on the website, it has mentioned that 95% of the inhabitants are against PMU/Kurds liberation. Which is not 100% as the picture is mentioning, this is supporting the narrative of Daesh, rather than supporting Iraqi forces against Daesh.
To sum up, Western media outlets are reporting false information about Iraqi security forces to propagate their political agenda.
*Acronym for ISIL/ISIS