A Small Prediction
After the election (and especially after 2008, if it yields "D"-control in both Congress and the White House), we'll see quiet media mea culpas, acknowledging how they have been lulled into negativity in reporting on the government and American policies in the world. How they perhaps reacted too defensively to the Bush administration's "vicious attacks" on the press. How they have been too quick to find fault with us, too little focused on the broader challenges. How they have withheld the benefit of the doubt prematurely. How it is more in line with their duties as citizens to take a patient, realistic, and on the whole positive approach to government policies or American initiatives.