Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A report on the AP

from Espresso Pundit. I couldn't link directly to the post, so here's excerpt:

"How’s this for an example of bias from the Associated Press?

WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Legislators did not rebel against George W. Bush when he justified the Iraq war with false intelligence information. Neither did they do so when they learned that the NSA was spying on American citizens without warrants.

But an apparently insignificant measure provoked a mutiny in the ranks: authorizing a Dubai company to manage the operations at six US ports.

That’s straight out the Michael Moore wing of the Democratic Party. What’s it doing in an AP report? Why have the bloggers who make a living dissecting media bias not descended on the AP? Because the only format in which that AP story appears looks like this:

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Los legisladores republicanos no se rebelaron contra el presidente George W. Bush cuando justificó la guerra en Irak con informes falsos de inteligencia. Tampoco lo hicieron cuando se supo que la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional espiaba a los ciudadanos sin orden judicial.

Pero una medida aparentemente de poca importancia provocó un motín en regla: autorizar a una compañía de Dubai a manejar las operaciones en seis puertos de Estados Unidos."

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