Look at the Old Media running for the first plane out....
The United States' three top broadcast television networks have quietly stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq, industry watchers say.
"The war has gone on longer than a lot of news organizations' ability or appetite to cover it," said Jane Arraf, a former Baghdad bureau chief for CNN who has remained in Iraq as a contract reporter for The Christian Science Monitor.
My guess is that the second statement has a lot more in it that is veiled than most people would recognize. I ran the words "ability or appetite" through my Old Media Language Transmogrifier and came up with "Ability" most likely means, with viewer-ship continuing to drop like a stone and Advert revenue being spent in markets and on media that people actually watch and see; the Old Media likely have a great deal less money to spend to cover the bar tabs and security details for the propagandists who run around Iraq looking for the next "victim" of US Forces.
"Appetite" turns out to mean that without car bombs going off every hour, or any operations where US Forces can be shown "oppressing" the populace; that they have no "appetite" to broadcast anything related to the Victory narrative.
And what with the Obamanation Coronation coming up, they are likely coming home to line up to fawn and slobber over "the One."
I am also going to postulate that as the picture of the magnitude and breadth of the victory we have won in Iraq becomes more and more clear, no one in the Old Media will be there in Iraq to give any coverage to it.
At least the bars won't be as crowded....