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This one gets its own blog - Lolita C. Baldor is a real jewel. Does al Queada give medals to journalists? Or do they rely upon the Pulitzer committee?
Clarice Feldman, in comments, notes an LGF post concerning an AP story that appears to have gone through some changes. Did IRWAN FIRDAUS, the author, have a change of heart? Or did an editor finally read what had been published?
Here is a twofer. First - "set up" in the headline and then a seque to "engineered" in the first graf. The wicked Republicans have given the Democrats what they asked for once again - how could they be so cruel? This is blatant interference with the politics of posturing on the part of the Republicans. The Democrats always want to talk about the need to have a debate - not actually do it.
UPDATE: Headline has now changed to "House GOP Nears Vote on Iraq Withdrawal" - those damned Republicans aren't even going to let Dems vote!
Liz Sidoti provides a view of the outcome which mirabile dictu neglects to explore the division within Democrat ranks concerning the vote. She manages to inject this this:
A few Republicans who have publicly expressed misgivings about the war also were expected to oppose the resolution. And, some GOP incumbents who face tough challenges from Democrats in November issued qualified support for the measure while criticizing the GOP-led Congress."which covers the views of the three Republicans who voted nay but somehow forgets to write a paragraph concerning the 42 Democrats who crossed over to vote support. Not quite 2% of the Reps crossing over is news but 20% of the Dems doing the same isn't.
AP in a nutshell.
UPDATE - AP has made changes mitigating the effect of their first report.
Martin Crutsinger writes a puzzler.
Am I supposed to be more concerned about:
"However, the concern is that the current account deficit could grow so high that foreigners will become less willing to hold U.S. assets. If they began dumping their U.S. holdings it could depress stock prices, send U.S. interest rates higher and cause the dollar's value to fall sharply."or is this:
"Americans earned $1.9 billion more on their overseas investments than foreigners earned on their U.S. holdings, returning this figure to positive territory after it had slipped to a negative $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter. Economists warn that with the growing holdings of foreigners in this country, the investment category will soon slip into negative territory on a permanent basis."a greater concern?
Are we in danger of foreigners suddenly selling their growing holdings or should we fear them buying more? 'Cause we gotta fear something, ya know.
Jim Miller has a takedown of the way Kim Gamel of the AP constructs her story about the continuing raids following the demise of Zarqawi. If there is good news about killing murdering scum the AP must lace it with whatever they can to tone down the good news. --Knucklehead
John Heilprin of the AP can even take Bush to Create Largest Marine Sanctuary (which would seem to be quite pleasant news for just about anyone other than the owners of the eight fishing licenses) and find ways to bash Bush. See comments section for details. --Knucklehead
Well, here's a switch, Marine interrogation Showing the evils of the hegemon, but oddly, for the AP, the writer is in support of US Marines. An attempt to show balance and neutrality I suppose. ---Luther