Bush's approval rating is a reflection of media bias, rather than the true, reasoned opinion of an informed public. I hereby challenge the "mainstream" media (The NYT, LAT, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN etc.) to perform a test to see if I'm right or wrong about this:
For two weeks emphasize good news. There is plenty of it: Iraq has a new constitution and is already a strong ally in the war on terror; Gas prices are coming down; Unemployment is down; The economy is growing; etc. etc. They wouldn't have to lie, or "spin" anything. All they would have to do is change their emphasis from negative to positive, i.e. do things they way they did them when their hero, Willy Clinton, was in office.
After the two weeks are up, take a poll. I guarantee that Bush's approval rating would go over 50%, or at least go up by 10 percentage points, which would prove the Liberal agenda of the MSM.
Do they have the guts to accept this challenge? I doubt it.