Eric Alterman whines that his book What Liberal Media isn’t getting the attention it deserves because of the war in Iraq:

Mr. Alterman told me he was “enormously gratified” by the reception to his book (good review in The Times), but added that he was also disappointed because the book had “been crowded out by the war,” and thus it had been hard to get “traction.”

“I had a lot of reasons to be anti-war, and the book was a small one,” he said. “Everything was dominated by the war, and still is.”

Isn’t that terrible. Let’s not put the lives of American service men and women or innocent Iraqis before a book, for God’s sake….