Thursday, April 7, 2011

Apparently, AP Is Also A ‘News Service’

Here’s a hint, AP. When you start actively scrubbing details that might be embarrassing to the politicians you favor, you cross the line from bias and into propaganda.

If you follow this link, you’ll read a nice little AP story about President Barack Obama (D-USA) speaking about budget talks and high gas prices. Nowhere will you see this line:

Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.

“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”

But that line was in the original version of the article, as Glenn Reynolds shows with a nice screenshot:

Oh, good. He has the video now too.

As Ed Morrissey at HotAir points out, this is more than a little reminiscent of Marie Antoinette saying “Let them eat cake”.

Regardless, Obama fills the role of clueless aristocrat by telling a man who explains that he can’t afford to fill his gas tank at current prices that he should instead buy a new car.

I don’t want to hear another person try to tell me that the MSM doesn’t have a bias problem. They are now actively covering up mistakes made by The One.

I also don’t want to hear another person complain about bias from Fox News either. Neal Boortz has issued a challenge to all his listeners to call in and show ONE example of bias in the news reporting on Fox News. He issued this challenge in 2003! It’s been over 7 years, and not one single person has managed to do so.

However, I can find it in places like NBC, CBS, Reuters, and now AP, nearly every day.

More Faux News.

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