The news media is "Liberal?" I assume that those qoutation marks are intended to qualify that statement in some Orwellian fashion as in "Freedom" is slavery. After all, this "liberal" news media with its highly emotional images was responsible for whiping public support for Bush and the U.S. military intervention into the Gulf War to absurd highs. The labeling of the news media as "liberal" is an old conservative tactic. It not only allows them to deny the narrow range of opinion expressed in most news broadcasts, but also to dismiss any and all criticisms of current policies, no matter how muted, as further evidence of this phantom "liberalism." I saw a recent study that indicate that more than half of the broadcast journalists in the United States regarded themselves to be Republicans. But, then, the GOP always was a hotbed of "liberalism."