Controversy over AP picture of mortally wounded Marine
Controversy has been swirling the last few days over the Associated Press’ decision to publish a photo depicting Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard mortally wounded in combat. The picture shows the massive leg injuries of Lance Cpl. Bernard, sustained during an ambush grenade attack, to which Bernard later succumbed. Defense Secretary Robert Gates had asked the AP to forgo publishing the picture, and expressed his disappointment in its release. | Read More »
AP’s Hyperbole Masquerades as Journalism
For the Associated Press, Tim Klass shows that taking liberties with facts by enveloping them in wild hyperbole can sex up a boring story into something much more alarming. Unfortunately, what one ends up with is not a presentation of news, but a promulgation of a narrative that befits a particular political agenda. And this time writer Klass uses his hyperbolic style to advance the | Read More »
AP Brands GOP Opposition as Built on ‘Buzz Words’
The Associated Press posted an “analysis” piece by writer Tom Raum on June 15 to address the GOP strategy against Obamacare and other administration policies but the APs characterization of the GOPs efforts almost seem meant to belittle and de-legitimize that opposition as opposed to describing it. The entire GOP argument against Obama is boiled down to a use of “buzz words” as far as | Read More »
AP: Know What All These Job Losses Mean? ‘Brightest Hope,’ of Course!
There is happy-talk and then there is delusion. The Associated Press has just approached the delusional stage with its recent assessment of what the unemployment numbers mean. Absurdly, the AP seems to imagine that the continued job losses under Obama means that job hunters are experiencing “raising hopes”! It’s like sitting on the Titanic pleased that taking on water raises hopes that a nice, relaxing | Read More »
No surprise: Anti-Palin AP snubs Alaska’s Governor
In a story headlined “Alaskans concerned about North Korea’s missiles” the Associated Press continues in its Anti-Palin tradition. Mary Pemberton, who wrote the story, quoted several of Alaska’s citizens as well as “the state’s political leaders.” Among the latter, Pemberton included statements from Rep. Don Young and Sen. Mark Begich. Conspicuously absent from the article was any mention of Gov. Sarah Palin, who has been | Read More »
APs Cheney Analysis: We Read His Mind And Decided What He Really Means
Did you know that former vice president Dick Cheney is speaking out only because he is trying to protect his legacy? Well just in case you wondered about it Steven Hurst for the Associated Press wants to assure that he has read Cheney’s mind and it’s all settled. This is what passes for “analysis” at the AP. The AP has also decided that Cheney speaking | Read More »
AP Barf Alert: Obama Has no ‘Rookie Jitters,’ is ‘Extraordinarily at Ease’ as President
I am not a doctor, but I play one on the Internet. So, take the following as a prescription for what ails you. Now, if for some unexplainable reason you have been feeling queasy since November of last year, if you have felt like you want to throw up but just can’t seem to get that bile to overflow, well I have a little something | Read More »
AP Analysis: Good for Obama for Knocking Down Arrogant U.S.A.
The Associated Press has for years been good for inventing the news out of its own vivid imagination. But now, not only is the AP inventing news it is inventing an entire national self-image, then batting it down all in an effort to prop up the feckless foreign policy of its messiah Barrack Obama. Obama’s “The U.S. Sucks” tour isn’t over yet and the AP | Read More »
AP:’Mad as Hell’ About Bloggers, Google, Aggregators
The Chairman of the Associated Press had some sharp words for those darned ol’ Internet interlopers out there. He said he’s “mad as hell” over those who “walk off with our work.” Though Chairman Dean Singleton didn’t exactly specify who he was talking about, according to Politico, the wire agency has been targeting Google, Bloggers and news aggregator sites such as Huffington Post of late. | Read More »
AP Looking to Stop Unauthorized Internet Usage?
When you visit a blog and read a report taking the Associated Press to task for its continuous leftward bias, are you reading “stolen” AP content, or are you reading legitimate news? Is criticism of AP’s work fair use? What is “fair use,” anyway? Could the AP sue critics? These questions might be on the AP’s radar if a recent report in The New York | Read More »
The AP Thinks Palin Teen’s Romance Woes is News?
Is it some sort of amazing, newsworthy revelation that teen romance is sometimes a rocky road? Is it news that family can be troublesome when it results in out-of-wedlock birth? The Associated Press seems to think it is, at least if one of those teens is Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol. Do you care that punk Levi Johnston is bawling to the press that Governor | Read More »
AP Uses Dem Operative to Slam Palin, But IDs Him Simply as ‘Professor’
Don’t you love it when the Old Media dredges up some partisan hack Democrat supporter and presents them as an “expect” that is never identified as a partisan political hack? Well, you may not love it, but it sure seems to happen an awful lot. And here we see another example of that lame bias by our old friend Anne Sutton, an AP writer that | Read More »
AP Scolds Republicans for ‘Noncompliance’ Over Stimulus $… But is There Any?
The Associated Press did a masterful job of portraying Republican Governors as perpetrating “noncompliance” for how they want to spend Obama’s education stimulus money. But, even as the AP spends the top half of a story wagging fingers at those nasty Republicans for not spending Obama’s generous gift the right way, buried in the story it is revealed that the fault is really with how | Read More »
Foghorn Leghorn: Losing our religion? Not
The latest misleading (Foghorn) headline and story from the Drive-by media begging for DeVine Gamecock correction (Leghorn): Survey: We’re losing our religion Poll on faith in U.S. shows more claim no religion; percentage of Christians down overall. Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, up from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. Technically, | Read More »
Republican Governors Leery of ‘Stimulus’
The Associated Press’s Beth Fouhy reports that there’s enthusiasm among GOP Governors for the spending plan being debated in Congress: Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama’s economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care. Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors | Read More »