This study examined media forms’ portrayal the war in Iraq to determine if these various forms differed in reporting and coverage over a nine-day period. Specifically, this paper attempted to reveal, through content analysis, if different media forms vary in tone, framing and affect when reporting on events that occurred in Iraq. Nine trained coders content analyzed twenty-seven different media outlets, including samples from national and regional newspapers, news magazines, television news broadcasts, television news magazines, political talk television, late night television entertainment, political talk radio, news radio and online sources. The results indicated a variety of differences in tone, framing and emotion throughout the media forms, some that were predictable, and some that contradicted existing research. Ultimately, this research proved that online news sources, specifically those without a companion news source, provided the most negative reports of the war in Iraq, while conservative talk radio positively portrayed the war.