National Review Online Media Blogger Stephen Spruiell has a fun post up about the year 2005 in "media-manufactured controveries." His breakdown:
January: The "lavish inauguration" of Dubya.
February: Bush's war on seasoned citizens (Social Security reform).
March: Terri Schiavo (although I disagree with Stephen about politicians not looking good -- someone needed to step up for the woman before they pulled her feeding tube.)
April: Tom DeLay's trip to Russia.
May: Newsweek howls at Korans supposedly being flushed.
June: The "Downing Street memo."
July: Patrick Fitzgerald heats up Plamegate.
August: The Monster Month of Sheehan.
September: Hurricane Katrina, and how Bush failed to stop her.
October: "Scooter" Libby indicted.
November: Pentagon pays PR firm for positive coverage in Iraqi newspapers.
December: We listen in on terrorist phone calls.
Give it a look.