Well, take a look at what was done by the new hero of the American left. His image is on shirts everywhere, the kids think it's just, so cool. Carlos Santana even wore one to the Grammy Awards, last year.
But that's not the issue, right?
It's more important for the media to harp about Abu Ghraib, the wiretapping, and the Cheney accident. That means that Portgate, the cartoon riots, and the Iran situation all take back seats and get used as filler, when there isn't enough new dirt on the subjects that do not matter.
That's the issue.