JOHN WIXTED: “Awareness of al Qaeda is slowly growing in the minds of mainstream media reporters who have been hamstrung by the civil war schema that they simply cannot get out of their heads. Even so, there is not the slightest mention of the fact that al Qaeda was probably behind yesterday’s bombing. . . . Just because you don’t want to reinforce Bush’s claim that Iraq is the central front in the war on terror is no reason to be deliberately misleading when presenting the news from Iraq.”

But, he says, Reuters got it right. No, really.