Reporting only what you want to
I've written about the media's bias before. Their bias is towards what will sell the most copies and therefore make them the most money. America is supposed to win wars (we're 7-1-1 depending on how you keep score), so if we win, that's just a "dog-bites-man" story. The media saw its rise to prominence during vietnam and another quagmire war in a foreign land would elevate it even higher, right? That's part of why they are pushing the quamire agenda. The other part of the story is if American lost a war, that would be a "man-bites-dog" story.
Cox and Forkum published an excellent cartoon on the subject of the media reporting only what it wants to report, not everything that is "newsworthy."
MAJ Delaplane over at Firepower Forward has some good thoughts on journalism and patriotism. Are those two things mutually exclusive?