HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY: The Associated Press has seen its shadow! “It doesn’t matter to the media how badly Hamas was smacked in Operation Cast Lead, or how many top officials they lost, or how many bomb-makers were killed, or how many smuggling tunnels were destroyed. Nope. To the Associated Press, Hamas is even stronger now . . . This is one of those ludicrous media memes that refuses to die: fighting against evil only makes evil stronger. You’ll see it in articles about every conflict; it’s a kind of nihilistic philosophical tic that is nearly universal, a counterintuitive observation that’s supposed to impress you with its depth.”