For months, the media have been torn over use of the term "civil war" to describe the descent into outright murder and torture in Iraq. Apparently the utter chaos and carnage of the past week has finally convinced some to use "civil war" without apology -- with NBC News and MSNBC joining in today in a major way -- but many still hold back, an E&P survey today shows. --Editor & Publisher
NBC, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, CNN: "civil war"
The New York Times, The Washington Post: "sectarian conflict"
Fox News: "Super Happy Fun Time"