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Saturday, September 04, 2004

The Associated Press - Bits & Pieces of Lies, Oh My!

The Associated Press (AP) is a worldwide news service for thousands of newspapers which use & rely on the AP as their newsfeed. The AP recently sent out a news story about a rally with George Bush in attendance. Herewith (bold highlight by me):

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush on Friday wished Bill Clinton "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery." "He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally. Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them. Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath. Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."

Anyone reading this would naturally assume that the rally attenders were a bunch of cold hearted bastards booing at Clinton's misfortune. And how dare President Bush not stop them in their tracks & admonish them! I'm not voting for that pig if that's how he reacts.

Just one teeney weeney thing wrong about this article. No one in the crowd booed. So there was no reason for Bush to stop what never happened. In fact, there were sounds of gasps or oohs from the audience when it was announced about Clinton. After many complaints to the AP, they saw fit to send out a corrected version, eliminating the text I highlighted. They also removed the reporters byline name. Well, the damage was already done - the original article had already gone out to newspapers & reprinted in them.

This is not bias of the media, folks - this is outright lying & manipulation of the news by the self-righteous defenders of a free, though irresponsible, press. The so-called reporter should be fired for such shameless breach of ethics. But he won't. This is how it goes with the media - an oops, then on to the next lie. And the AP should publicly apologize for the lie. But they won't. This AP scandal is indicative of what the puffed up, liberal media has been doing for years. They long ago lost their objectivity & expanded their editorial page to include the whole content. The AP should reorganize under the moniker AT - Associated Tripe.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or maybe the story your telling was made up.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Francis Lynn said...

No, but I made up the anonymous commentator. He is my evil twin from an alternate universe - Kerrytopia.

7:57 PM  

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