Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Disappearing Act

Iraq has disappeared into the same blackmedia hole that claimed Afghanistan! Isn't that amazing? This is a disappearing act worthy of the best circus and carnival acts. Today, I notice that on Memeorandum there is exactly ONE story related to Iraq--about the comeback of Ahmed Chalabi; and one commentary from the WSJ (registration required) on RealClearPolitics.

Was it only 10 days ago that Iraq was the focal point of the news and blogsphere? And the piece of the sky that was falling for the Chicken Littles? Now, it has all but disappeared from the radar, just as Afghanistan did after the successful election last year.

I suppose this means that the mainstream media can no longer find sufficiently negative stories with which to attack the current administration's policies in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Positive stories just don't cut it, I guess. Successful elections are borrrrrring.

It's so much more fun to be able to report things like what this Baltimore Mayor said; or a certain bizarre pseudo-intellectual from CU. Now that's the ticket!

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