The AP agrees with my (and others') assessment of their war coverage:
Daily reports of U.S. troops deaths — approaching 2,000 — have helped drive down public support in the U.S. for the war.Exactly. They even manage to squeeze in another mention of casualties in the very sentence in which they note the daily reports of casualties are discouraging the war effort.
While I’m sure they didn’t quite mean it that way, they also clearly can’t claim to not understand the practical effect of how they’re reporting the war. Does anyone really think the press wants us to win?