Saturday, July 12, 2008

The AP Adds Color Commentary to Their Straight News

Douglas K. Daniel writing for the AP:

With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster's good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

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As press secretary, Snow brought partisan zeal and the skills of a seasoned performer to the task of explaining and defending the president's policies. During daily briefings, he challenged reporters, scolded them and questioned their motives as if he were starring in a TV show broadcast live from the West Wing.

Critics suggested that Snow was turning the traditionally informational daily briefing into a personality-driven media event short on facts and long on confrontation. He was the first press secretary, by his own accounting, to travel the country raising money for Republican candidates.

Yes, because we know that Helen Thomas and company were long on facts and short on confrontation [/sarcasm]

Hat tip: Matt Lewis

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mike's America said...

The AP has some nerve talking about "facts."

How many reports have we uncovered where their "facts" particularly about Iraq and the Middle East have been nothing more than falsified enemy propaganda?

Rush Limbaugh was incensed about that same AP story and mentioned it in both the interviews he gave to Fox News today.

It's such a shame that the AP couldn't leave their bias at home even for a story like this.

What F#$*ing BASTARDS they are!

Saturday, July 12, 2008 9:12:00 PM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

I don't think the AP even realizes the bias, they've practiced it for so long that it's second nature to them. Someone dies on the right, use the left handed compliments obit, that sort of thing.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree with Mike: "What F#$*ing BASTARDS they are!"
Tony Snow was so far above them - such a class act - that they probably recognize that and can't stand it. He was an authentic jewel of a person with a positive attitude even while dying. He sets an example for all of us.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:04:00 PM  
Blogger TrekMedic251 said...

That whole comment makes me sick. Then again, liberals have been dancing on Jesse Helms' grave all week, too!

Gotta re-address this in the am!

Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:56:00 PM  

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