Over the weekend, Glenn Reynolds wrote:
The press did its best to ignore the Afghan elections. I suspect that, since that’s not an option with the Iraqi vote, they’ll be doing their best to portray it as a failure somehow. I also suspect that it won’t work. One of the things that made press coverage so damaging in Vietnam was that it was the first time anyone remembered American reporters saying bad things about an American war effort. By now, hardly anyone is alive who remembers anything else.
Meanwhile, the Media Research Center has an amusing reminder of how enthusiastically the press covered election night in Iraq just two years ago. What’s changed to sour them on the whole process since then??