Instapundit has a roundup of the early "Damning Buts." There will be more. The reference is to a Lileks post about the election, in which he predicts that if it goes well, the Western media will say so only grudgingly and with plenty of warnings that this doesn't mean we've actually accomplished anything.
The press, I'm sure, will claim this is just being objective--they have to tell "both sides" of the story, except that the story is the election, not looking good results in the mouth. This is the kind of thing politicians are supposed to do. The press will also say this is "analysis" and that their job is to aid their readers interpret events, except that it is the duty of the people to interpret events, not have everything declared a failure before they have all the information.
After being subjected to such "reporting" most of my life, I don't think I should have to continue reading and watching it, when I, and most bloggers, know perfectly well how it will be spun by the likes of the the NYTimes and CBS