Monday, October 17, 2005

WHY I HATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS #2

The Associated Press does it again. Pasted straight from Yahoo headlines...

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN, Associated Press Writer 29 minutes ago

The nation's murder rate declined last year for the first time in four years, dropping to the lowest level in 40 years. Experts said local rather than national trends were mostly responsible.

The rates for all seven major crimes were down and the overall violent crime rate reached a 30-year low, according to the FBI's annual compilation of crimes reported to the police.

Ol' Sniffen needs to sniff out straight reporting and quit making personal judgements hiding behind "UNIDENTIFIED" experts. Who are these experts? What is their agenda. What is your agenda SNIFFEN. Had this story occurred during the Clinton years...you can bet your bottom dollar "Sniffy" would have played it to the hilt as Bill Clinton's success.

Of course, Sniffy doesn't want any credit for leadership to go to President BUSH. It's written right into the AP style book page 3..."Thou shalt not write any stories that may put President George W. Bush in a positive light." It’s also the first commandment of the AP "rewritten" versions of the Ten Commandments. Notice how he casually said "first time in 4 years" which is a second defense against positive endorsement of BUSH. WILL IT EVER END AT AP?

Hey, AP, when are you going to turn yourselves into an honest, non-biased, real wire service?
NG

3 comments:

thc said...

Great analysis and great post!

NewGnome said...

Thanks! NG

Anonymous said...

I find myself not even wanting to pick up a newspaper any more and flipping the bird to the TV.
TOS