U.S. media curtail Iraq war coverage: study
Attention to the war dropped in all five media sectors surveyed. Network evening news, the sector that gave the war the greatest share of attention in the first quarter, scaled back more than 40 percent, from 33 percent in the first quarter to 19 percent in the second, the study showed. ...
The bulk of the fall took place after May 24, when Congress approved war funding without including troop withdrawal timetables.
Let's see... what else happened around that time? Oh, yeah. That's right. The "surge" operations began and things started looking up.
h/t The Tank