Bill Cavala accuses the press of bias in its coverage of the term limits initative because of its love of redistricting reform:
…the next step was the manipulation of the issue by the Governor. Because Legislative leaders supported the initiative, Schwarzenegger attempted to use that fact to extort action from them on redistricting. Because the press corps generally supports changes in the redistricting process, this extortion was not condemned (as it would have been had the issue been casino gambling). When the redistricting initiatives failed to receive support, the press corps sought to punish Legislative Leaders by focusing on other actions they took, explaining that those actions would hinder the effort to modify term limits.
Paul Hogarth of BeyondChron disagrees, as would, I imagine, more than a few other people.