This is an annoying habit the mainstream media and wire services think is clever propaganda. If the U.S. announces something, we "tout." If Ahmadinejad (raving madman) "says" something, we don't judge.
Tout is one of many words you can find in the dictionary. The first two definitions don't come close. Makes you wonder why they break it out for the United States, only, doesn't it?
3 : to solicit, peddle, or persuade importunately
4 : to praise or publicize loudly or extravagantly
Ahmadinejad says, we tout. What media bias? This media bias.