Why does the shape of the coverage, and the omission of good news, matter? Because, as Ralph Peters notes: “Our enemies know the Marines won’t quit. But they hope you will.”
Michael Barone writes that it’s all the bad news that’s fit to print. He also asks: "How much coverage would the press have given a World War II-era Cindy Sheehan who camped outside Hyde Park or Warm Springs demanding to meet with President Roosevelt?"
But back then, the press wanted us to win.
I think it is pretty clear the media wants the US to loose the battle in Iraq. The question is why?