Wesley Clark, after a month of unceasing mass-media battering, seems to finally be getting some decent ink. Why? Hard to say. Reporters need stories, and there’s only a story about the Dempcratic primaries if someone emerges to give Howard Dean a fight.
There’s no point re-litigating the question of whether Clark flip-flopped on the war; that’s the reporters’ story, and they’re sticking to it, despite the facts. But the basic tone of the coverage has definitely changed, at least for now. Like Bush four years ago, Clark is starting to get good coverage in local media.
The General’s testimony in the Milosevic case didn’t get much ink, both because it wasn’t carried live and because it had to compete with the Saddam Hussein capture, but what it got was good.