AP Laughably Argues Regulations Aren't Job-Killers, Because Companies

October 12th, 2011 1:55 AM
Somebody needed to give Calvin Woodward and Christopher Rugaber at the Associated Press Five-Hour Energy drinks or some other boost before Tuesday night's GOP debate. Their brains must have totally turned off late in the  afternoon without re-engaging before they filed their late-evening post-debate report. Behold how the AP pair "proved" that excessive government…

AP’s Romney ‘Fact Check,’ Part 2: GOP Candidate Mostly Prevails

June 5th, 2011 11:49 PM
In one of five items they alleged were false statements made by Mitt Romney in his presidential candidacy announcement speech, Associated Press "fact-checkers" Calvin Woodward and Jim Kuhnhenn claimed that the economy has not gotten worse since Barack Obama became president. Part 1 (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) clearly showed that the facts are on Romney's side. The current score…

AP's Romney 'Fact Check,' Part 1: Candidate's 'Economy Is Worse' Claim

June 5th, 2011 6:26 PM
First let's get the obvious out of the way. It's not a secret to many readers here that yours truly's opinion (and not that of NewsBusters or MRC) is that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney would be a completely unacceptable candidate. For those who didn't know that, now you do. Nonetheless, when Romney says things which are either definitely or arguably true and…

After Four Years of Kid Gloves for Dems, AP Can't Even Wait a Day to T

January 6th, 2011 11:52 PM
Well, that didn't take long. AP reporters Calvin Woodward and Andrew Taylor answered the bell and came out swinging at the Republican House within hours after John Boehner was sworn in as Speaker, accusing the GOP of supposedly breaking a number of core promises. As usual when the wire service covers Republicans, there's no shortage of inconsistency bordering on hypocrisy coming…

AP's Woodward Commits His Own Gaffes While Chronicling 2010 Campaign G

October 30th, 2010 9:39 AM
Per MerriamWebster.com -- Gaffe: 1) a social or diplomatic blunder; 2) a noticeable mistake. The Associated Press's Calvin Woodward has had a few shining analytical moments during the first two years of the Obama administration (examples here and here). The AP reporter's dispatch on "gaffes and gotchas" Friday morning, which attempted to communicate a sense of…

Media Confusion: Why the Tea Party Protest? Not High Taxes, but Govern

April 16th, 2010 12:58 AM
The media is still having trouble understanding the Tea Party movement and what it is protesting, even though its roots are clear.  On Feb. 19, 2009 during CNBC's "Squawk Box," Rick Santelli made his famous rant heard around the world, calling for a so-called tea party-style revolt. And that helped fuel the growth of a Tea Party movement that has resulted in more than 600 protests this…

AP's Woodward Fact-Checks Health Insurance Company Profits, Finds Them

October 26th, 2009 1:15 AM
It would appear that the Associated Press has nominated Calvin Woodward to be their go-to guy for "Fact Check" pieces that blow up political arguments and assertions by the White House and partisan Democrats. In late April (covered at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), Woodward, in an item headlined "Obama disowns deficit he helped shape," blistered Barack Obama and his…

Rare, Truthful Treat: AP's 'Fact Check' On Obama Presser Hits Surprisi

July 25th, 2009 12:17 AM
In late April, the Associated Press's Calvin Woodward, in a "Fact Check" report ("Obama disowns deficit he helped shape"), hit President Barack Obama's claims that he and his party don't deserve much of the blame for the size of this year's deficit pretty hard. It was such a surprise that I wondered who had put truth serum in his coffee.Well, you might have guessed it would be…

AP's Calvin Woodward Does Astonishing Fact Check on Obama

April 29th, 2009 11:45 PM
Somebody needs to 'fess up. Who put truth serum in Calvin Woodward's coffee this morning?Whoever it is, they're in a heap of trouble, as Woodward produced a fact-checking critique of Barack Obama that is so good you'd swear most of it was ghostwritten by a conservative talk host.It will be interesting to see how much distribution it gets. I would suggest not counting on too much, but being open…