For Once, AP Skeptical of Dems' Over-the-Top Claims About the Economy

January 30th, 2015 9:30 PM
Even Charles Babington at the Associated Press, for once not the completely beholden Administration's Press, seemed to be having a hard time buying what Democrats at a meeting in Philadelphia were selling. Unfortunately, he decided to let Joe Biden's direct contradiction of his party's congressional delegation's sunnyside-up stance on the economy go unreported. In a video…

Schumer: Election Results Show That Dems Need to Go Further Left

November 25th, 2014 11:33 PM
An Associated Press story late this afternoon has New York Senator Chuck Schumer saying the darnedest things, with only a tiny bit of pushback from reporter Charles Babington. In the wake of a midterm election rout which saw Republicans win at least eight Senate seats, increase their House majority, and take gubernatorial races in at least three deep blue states (MD, MA, and IL), Schumer now…

WaPo's Kessler Gives 'GOP Cut CDC Funding' Four Pinocchios

October 15th, 2014 12:36 PM
Early this morning, Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's designated fact-checker gave the left's claims that Republicans alone were responsible for alleged "cuts" to Ebola research four Pinocchios (i.e., a "whopper"). That's nice, but it hardly undoes the damage news outlets like the Associated Press have inflicted on the truth in the apparent name of ginning up…

AP's Babington IDs Benghazi, IRS Targeting As 'Old Controversies' Exce

May 26th, 2014 11:49 PM
The Associated Press's Charles Babington went so far over the top in his Monday morning dispatch on Republicans, the Obama administration's scandals, and the fall electoral landscape that it's hard to know where to begin. The fingerprints of Obama administration operatives appear to be all over Babington's report, both in what's included and what's left out. Most…

'Road Trip!' As Obamacare Crumbles and Dems Defect From It, AP's Babin

November 16th, 2013 10:00 AM
In Animal House, when the members of Delta Tau Chi fraternity faced imminent expulsion for poor grades, they decided to take a "Road Trip!" to, as Wikipedia's plot summary indicates, "take their minds off their troubles." The presidential keister-kissers at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, are in a similar quandary. Over the past seven weeks,…

AP Tries to Frame NSA Surveillance Issue as 'Far Left and Right' vs. E

June 16th, 2013 3:01 AM
In an early Wednesday morning story which seems to have been a strategic trial balloon, Charles Babington at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, ran a story trying to portray the NSA surveillance revelations by Edward Snowden and subsequent developments as matters which have only riled up people on the "far left and far right." Otherwise, the American people are…

AP Tries to Frame NSA Surveillance Issue as 'Far Left and Right' vs. E

June 16th, 2013 2:07 AM
In an early Wednesday morning story which seems to have been a strategic trial balloon, Charles Babington at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, ran a story trying to portray the NSA surveillance revelations by Edward Snowden and subsequent developments as matters which have only riled up people on the "far left and far right." Otherwise, the American people are…

AP Highlights GOP Problems for 2016, Ignores Democrat Baggage

May 2nd, 2013 6:21 PM
In the liberal fantasyland that is the Associated Press, it's only Republican governors with an eye on 2016 that are fraught with potential problems that could end their campaigns before they begin.  In their May 2 AP story, reporters Bob Lewis and Charles Babington sought to convince readers that the Republicans governors of Virginia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and…

AP Headline and Story Label OH-01 (GOP Congressman's 2012 Victory Marg

March 31st, 2013 9:54 PM
I guess we had better start paying closer attention to how the establishment press labels -- and mislabels -- congressional districts. The headline at the Associated Press at a lengthy column composed by Charles Babington bemoaning the lack of willingness of Ohio First District Congressman Steve Chabot to "compromise," i.e., sell out his principles, reads as follows: "PARTISAN…

AP Pair Lets Obama 'Distance Himself' From Soptic Ad, Despite Known Co

August 22nd, 2012 4:21 PM
Yesterday, James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal's Best of the Web had this to say about the title of an Associated Press report ("Obama Defends Tenor of His Campaign, Slams Romney") covering President Obama's four-question "press conference" -- "The writer of this Associated Press headline is either witty or clueless." The underlying writeup by Jim…

AP's Babington Can't Understand Why Anyone Would Think Obama Doesn't S

April 14th, 2012 10:33 PM
In covering GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's appearance at the annual National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis yesterday, Associated Press aka Adminstration's Press reporter Charles Babington pretended to know nothing about President Barack Obama's opposition to basic Second Amendment rights. At least I hope he was pretending, because Obama's hostility to the…

At AP, De Facto Obama Admin Spokesman Babington Continues to Milk the

April 13th, 2012 10:44 AM
When I saw the headline at last night dispatch from the Associated Press's Charles Babington on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his campaign ("Romney rebuts claims that he, GOP are anti-women") I thought that the Obama administration and Babington's employer, also known as the Administration's Press, might finally be throwing the inane "war on…

AP Critique of GOP Candidates' Economic Proposals Cites 'Mainstream' T

November 3rd, 2011 11:55 PM
It's truly delicious when the outfit which calls itself the Essential Global News Network essentially admits that a certain economic theory which begins with a "K" has become such an undesirable word -- almost an epithet -- that it avoids its mention. That was the case with a pathetic critique of GOP candidates' economic plans written up by the wire service's Charles…

'Romney Inevitable?' AP Sure Seems to Hope So

October 13th, 2011 12:31 AM
Based on a report filed earlier today and time-stamped 8:16 p.m. as of when this post was prepared, it would appear that the last thing Associated Press writers Charles Babington and Kasie Hunt want is a competitive Republican primary season, and that they'll twist reality and the numbers to fit their meme. Oh, and in case you haven't gotten the establishment press memo, Rick Perry is…