This is a very thought provoking editorial from this month's Turf Magazine. Please read it and digest it. Thank you. Here We Go Again-Again With six months still to go before the new presidential election,the media has decided that not only have we failed miserably in our excursion into Iraq,but the rebounding economy is about to tank again.I have to admit I'm a bit surprised.I thought the media would at least wait until the party conventions before fabricating the next crisis with which they will attempt to sway the election. While the story of a handful of U.S. soldiers who mistreated some prisoners stays on the front page for going on four weeks (crimes for which there will be trials,verdicts and sentences),atrocities committed by terrorists against U.S. citizens get reported and forgotten. We hear the daily hand-wringing about a bunch of holdout religious nut cases with guns and how this is proof that we are losing the fight in Iraq,and we don't hear about the hundreds of new schools that we have helped establish and the thousands of Iraqi children who will now get a chance at a real life. We hear all about the one or two clerics who will fight to the death (usually someone Else's death) before they will give in to the "satanic Americans," and we hear nothing about the dozens of ethnic and religious groups who are working with us to find a real solution to the establishing and maintaining of a free Iraq. OK.This kind of one sided reporting has been going on for a year, so we're all used to it. Now with a few things to point to (like gas prices), I heard on the radio yesterday that the recovery is over and we can now expect the economy to tank again. Forget that new job creation is up (and the figures had to be adjusted up for the last several months). Forget about retail sales.Forget about housing starts.Forget about hard goods manufacturing.Forget about the consumer confidence index.Forget all of it.The elite media in this country has an election to fix,so we are heading into another recession.Case closed. I really don't care who you vote for in November.In my capacity as your humble editor,all I care about is continued prosperity for this industry.It is my experience that people follow a certain ideology and vote accordingly.Few people have their minds changed by the political grandstanding,name-calling and shouting that passes for debate these days. I do ask that as we enter this hyped-up election season,try to filter what you hear through the knowledge that we are not necessarily getting the whole story from the regular media outlets (about any candidate).We let the media in this country tear down our economy in 2002 and 2003.Let's not let them do it again. David G. Cassidy Editor,Turf Magazine. copyright 2004 by Moose River Publishing Reprinted with permission.