Please read both stories and then please tell me which one will be covered by the mainstream media.
Story 1: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle3346386.ece
"He said of the loss of Anbar province: “This created weakness and psychological defeat. This also created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight. The morale of the fighters went down . . . There was a total collapse in the security structure of the organisation.” The emir complained that the supply of foreign fighters had dwindled and that they found it increasingly hard to operate inside Iraq because they could not blend in. Foreign suicide bombers determined to kill “not less than 20 or 30 infidels” grew disillusioned because they were kept hanging about and only given small operations. Some gave up and went home."
Story 2: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8422.html
“There haven't been gains, Wolf,” the speaker replied. “The gains have not produced the desired effect, which is the reconciliation of Iraq. This is a failure. This is a failure."
Further, which story will reinforce the ideas already held by journalists and which one will be dismissed as an abberation or Bush propaganda.
Nope, no media bias. It just doesn't exist.