Sunday, June 22, 2008
AP reports that sky is falling and only Obama can save us
Two interesting facts regarding the Associated Press: (a) the AP is now charging fees to excerpt even small snippets of articles*; and (b) it has pegged the needle on the bias-o-meter with two of today's national articles.
• Where's our can-do psyche? ("Everything Seemingly Is Spinning out of Control") by Alan Fram and Eileen Putman; the pair report -- in Carter-esque style -- that American confidence has eroded... the economy, the weather and gas prices have all spun "out of control". The only thing that can help: the party in the White House must change.
• McCain recovering from bad streak of campaign missteps by David Espo (AP). Say, I follow politics pretty closely, but I haven't heard of any of these so-called "missteps".
• Obama has grand plans for spending by Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times. Granted, it's not the AP, but virtually a seamless fit with the theme... and the grandiose report doesn't exactly jibe with reality. May was one of Obama's worst fundraising months.
At Newsbusters, Tom Blumer noticed the 'sky is falling' meme as well. Graphic: New York Post.
Update: Harley Davidson answers the doom-and-gloomers.
Update II: The AP: a veritable free public relations arm for Hugo Chavez.
* TechCrunch: Our new policy on AP stories: they're banned.
Linked by: Gateway Pundit. Thanks!