Tuesday, June 20, 2006

AP/Reuters Watch 6/20

A Flares feature which takes the Associated Press declaration in its


"we abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions"

to heart and offers a helping hand by pointing out egregious examples of abhorrent practice as they occur.

Day after day after day.

Examples found by readers and posted in comments will be placed in the main post with credit.

All Flares contributors are invited to edit and/or update AP/Reuters Watch posts.

NOTE: Stories at AP and Reuters are updated throughout the day. Some of their updates may obviate criticism made here.
President Bush raised $27M the other day so AP's headline reads Congressional Democrats pass GOP in funds which is a lie which can be easily disproven by going to Soros funded Open Secrets. Year to date totals tell a different story from that which AP is pitching. The Dems have had a lead in Senate fund raising and the real story is that President Bush wiped that lead out.

There are three committees - House, Senate and National for each party. The Dems have held a lead in only one of them and that lead appears to have disappeared as of Monday - that's the "news".

All Propaganda - all the time.
"I'm defending my country," Tucker says on the recording. "Tell sis and my nephews hello for me, I'm OK, I'm on my way."

If Lynn Brezosky were not an al Queada apologist cum propagandist her AP story concerning family reaction to the deaths of loved ones at the hands of terrorist scum might have used that quote as a lead.

PFC Menchaca and PFC Tucker were aware of the dangers they faced. They chose to serve and protect their country honorably and gave their lives in its defense. AP's choice of focus in this story dishonors that service and scarifice.

There is plenty of time for AP to dig up a second cousin twice removed to get the quote that they want. Had honor been more than an entry in a dictionary - and at that, one that they had not read and would not recognize - they could have placed the focus where it belonged.

AP = al Queada Press
Are the GSA offices located in the White House? AP writer Pete Yost would like us to think so.

"He had resigned from his White House post last year as the federal government's chief procurement officer."

Day in, day out, you can count on AP. Just not for anything factual.
WATCH OUT - Big Brother is collecting data - albeit, in the same manner that anyone with a credit card and curiosity might do. I love this Congressman's quote: "There's a good chance there are some laws being broken, but it's not really clear precisely which laws." Further proof (as if that were necessary) that dumb isn't restrictred to Dems.

When I see the press expressing concerns about privacy invasion by the government it's always a cause for a smile. Especially when I think of FBI agents poring over the telephone records of journalists being investigated for violating the Espionage Act.

1 comment:

terrye said...

I wondered how long it would take the press to go after the families, I knew as soon as the names were released these vultures would descend upon the families.

It would never occur to them to give people some privacy or to take into account that people say things they do not always mean when they are upset.