Friday, December 24, 2004

AP anti American bias

The Belmont Club wonders how the AP just happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture on film the murder of Iraqi election officials.

After some critisism, they posted a follow up.

Here was where the killers really lucked out. The AP photographer, though caught at unawares, who definitely had no "foreknowledge" of what was going down and at the worst expected a street demonstration, did not take cover, even as soldiers and Marines are trained to do when shooting starts. He was made of sterner stuff and held his ground, taking pictures of people he did not know killing individuals he did not recognize for reasons he would not have known about. This -- in the midst of "30 armed insurgents, hurling hand grenades and firing guns" -- as the Associated Press report says. And he continued to take photographs for a fairly long period of time, capturing not just a single photograph, but a sequence of them.

I posted about the AP's reporting on Bush being named Time's person of the year.

Kelly said Bush has changed dramatically since he was named Person of the Year in 2000 after the Supreme Court awarded him the presidency.

Really? What about the millions who voted for him? The only thing the Supreme Court did was stop the continual recounting by the Democrats. They didn't "award" anyone anything.

Remember, it was the AP who reported the crowd at a Bush rally booed when it was announced that Clinton was in hospital for a heart operation. It was a lie. The reporter who reported it wasn't even there.

The Free Republic has an audio clip of the event.

AP was forced to retract the story.

"This is a correction to an incorrect story posted by AP on Friday stating the crowd booed the President when he sent his good wishes. The crowd, in fact, did NOT boo."

And the beat goes on.

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