Came across this line while reading "Harry Reid stands small on Iraq." In noting that the tone of war coverage has changed in the last month, writer Steve Kornacki adds:
The White House and its allies have done their best to amplify the coverage.
Two issues. First, of course they are amplifying the coverage. It's called politics. Yet, and secondly, though both parties use news to their advantage all the time, it apparently only warrants mention when the GOP does it. Democrats have used and amplified news coverage to convey their view since the Iraq war began, but rarely, if ever, suffer the suggestion that they are doing so.
Must be nice.