The AP has a story about how Bush loyalists pack the CPA's press office
One-third of the U.S. civilian workers in the press office have GOP ties, running an enterprise that critics see as an outpost of Bush's re-election effort with Iraq a top concern... One of the main goals of the Office of Strategic Communications - known as stratcom - is to ensure Americans see the positive side of the Bush administration's invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq... The U.S. team stands in deep contrast to the British team that works alongside it, almost all of whom are civil or foreign service employees, not political appointees...
``Iraq is in danger of costing George W. Bush his presidency and the CPA's [Coalition Provisional Authority's] media staff are determined to see that does not happen,'' Robison [a former CPA contractor] said.
This would explain why most of the corporate media's coverage is so disconnected from the reality of what's happening in Iraq: nowadays, reporters barely bother to look over press releases they're given by the government before filing them as stories.