Should the media wait until the votes are counted?

I see Bookworm has found a computer, so I’ll save my contributions for another day, but I do have a quick question.  The other morning on the news scroll at the bottom of the screen of my favorite morning news show, this appeared: “Elena Kagan will be confirmed today as Supreme Court justice.”  The statement was undoubtedly true; of course the Democrats had the votes to confirm her.  But it still made me bristle a bit to see the station not even wait until the votes are counted to declare her victory.  Am I just being overly sensitive or is the usual “is expected to be confirmed” more appropriate?