Example 1) The prison abuse scandal story is broken by CBS. For the next 10 days, it is on the front page of almost every major newspaper in the country. A short time later, Nick Berg is beheaded, which is pushed into the back pages after a single day. An artillery shell containing a gallon of nerve gas is found, this also ends up on the back pages after a single day. Today, in my local paper, the prison abuse scandal is still front page news while the arrest of people tied to the Nick Berg murder is not even in the first section of the paper. The nerve gas discovery is on page A-11. Example 2) Iraq is currently in the midst of an economic boom. New businesses are being created. Employment is increasing. Hospitals, schools, and infrastructure are being built rapidly. More and more people are getting reliable utilities. Several public opinion polls have shown that the majority of Iraqi's think the coalition troops shouldn't leave yet and that thing are better now than they were under Saddam. The vast majority of the country is stabilized. Yet most print media and abc/nbc/cbs/cnn report in such a way as to imply that the war is being lost and that Iraq is in chaos. They would have you believe that nothing good is happening in Iraq. Example 3) NBC's morning and evening news shows aired 58 prisoneer-abuse stories since April 29. In all of 2003 and 2004, NBC has aired only five stories on the mass graves discovered after the fall of Saddam Hussein, despite an estimated body count of as many as 300,000. Example4) “Do you think this is a stupid argument that’s been going on from the other side, attacking you for throwing away what you said, or implied, or allowed the people to imply were medals when in fact they were ribbons?” “What do you think of guys like [Vice President] Cheney who said, ‘I’m gonna have a kid at the right time. I’m going to grad school at the right time. I’m gonna stack up those deferments until I’m 83 years old, before they get anywhere near me,’ and they’re also hawkish?” “Do you think the people around the President have hoisted themselves on their own petard by bringing up this issue of your service?” “Do you think this administration and its political handlers like Karl Rove are capable of recognizing they can’t beat you on the jobs issue, they can’t beat you on foreign policy, so they’re gonna drop this nonsensical stuff [on you]?” – Some of Chris Matthews’ questions to Senator John Kerry on MSNBC’s Hardball, April 27.