At AP, Little Coverage of Dem Candidates' Complaints About Economy
September 8th, 2015 3:21 PM
Democrats' current and potential candidates for their party's 2016 presidential nomination continue to complain about various aspects of the economy. They continue to make no connection between their complaints and the fact that Democrat Barack Obama has been in the White House for over six years. Obama has for the most part operated either under the conditions created by the 2009-2010 Congress…
AP Report on Hillary's Emails Ignores Judge's Order, Reuters Bombshell
August 21st, 2015 4:16 PM
The time stamp on an Associated Press report on Hillary Clinton's email "worries" ("CLINTON FACING FRESH WORRIES IN CONGRESS OVER EMAILS") by Ken Thomas and Julie Bykowicz this morning is 11:21 a.m. Eastern Time.
Despite that time stamp, the report fails to mention a bombshell report from Reuters ("Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest") originally posted at…
Word Non-Association at AP: 'Hillary' and 'Crime'
August 15th, 2015 10:49 AM
All you need to know about the Associated Press's interest in accurately reporting current developments in the investigations into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server is this: A search at its national site on "Hillary crime" (not in quotes) returns nothing.
Ken Thomas's coverage of the former Secretary of State's "forceful defense" last night in "a…
Press Ignores Ohio's 28 Days of Early Voting As Hillary Attacks
June 6th, 2015 9:17 PM
Hillary's Clinton has called for what a Washington Post headline describes as a "sweeping expansion of voter access." While falsely accusing Republicans of preventing young people and minorities from voting, Mrs. Clinton is really pushing for widespread opportunities for fraud combined with a heavy dose of incumbent protection.
From reading the establishment press's coverage of Mrs. Clinton's "…
NYT: $500K to OFA Gets You Quarterly Access to Obama; Admin's Carney D
February 26th, 2013 9:17 AM
It's hard to imagine that Nicholas Confessore and his editors at the overwhelmingly Obama-friendly New York Times were just making things up when he reported over the weekend in a Page A1 story that the Obama campaign's Organizing For America operation, now "rebooted" as the supposedly independent Organizing For Action, "will rely heavily on a small number of deep-pocketed donors ... whose…
AP Reports Mislead on Breakdown of Obama's Proposed Tax Hikes, Reducti
November 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
Earlier today (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted how several reports from the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press (here, here, and here) buried the major news about President Obama's opening demand to Congress over resolving the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes scheduled to take effect on January 1. His demand for $1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years is twice what…
Several AP Reports Bury Obama's Demand for Twice as Much in Tax Hikes
November 15th, 2012 11:33 AM
When it comes to reporting on the what the White House wants to achieve in talks with Congress about averting the "fiscal cliff," one apparent theme at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, has been "Bury the lede about the size of Obama's tax increases." I'll cover another theme ("Let them get away with misstating the 'balanced approach'") in a later post.
President Obama now…
AP Panic Is Evident Over Obama's 'Private Sector Is Just Fine' Comment
June 8th, 2012 11:47 PM
Today at a press conference, President Barack Obama said that "we’ve created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government ..."
Later, in a cleanup attempt, in what the press is claiming is a walkback, Obama really didn't walk it back: "…
The Press Should Not Assume That the Debt Ceiling Won't Be Hit Until
May 27th, 2012 10:09 PM
A Los Angeles Times editorial on May 23, naturally accompanied by a dour photo of House Speaker John Boehner, stated as if it's an indisputable fact that the August 2011 debt deal raised the ceiling by "enough to last until the end of 2012 or early 2013." A Saturday AP report by Ken Thomas and Jim Kuhnhenn so filled with distortions that it's virtually unreadable asserted, again as if it's a no…
At AP, Only One of Five Articles on 'Buffett Rule' (Today's) Notes Tha
April 15th, 2012 11:19 AM
For an ineffectual class warfare ploy to "work" politically, its ineffectuality must stay hidden to most. The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, is doing its part to keep the utter immateriality of President Obama's Buffett Rule designed to go after certain high-income taxpayers hidden.
In the five relevant articles found in a search on the Omaha billionaire's last name at the…
AP's Original Report on Obama at Master Lock Misstates His Related SOT
February 15th, 2012 3:59 PM
Today, President Obama visited Master Lock, a company he cited in his State of the Union speech on January 24 using the following words: "But right now, it's getting more expensive to do business in places like China. Meanwhile, America is more productive. A few weeks ago, the CEO of Master Lock told me that it now makes business sense for him to bring jobs back home. Today, for the first time…
AP Lets Obama's Untrue Critique of Romney As 'Willing to Let (Auto) In
February 2nd, 2012 10:09 PM
On Tuesday, Ken Thomas of the Associated Press covered President Barack Obama's appearance at the Washington Auto Show and allowed Obama's criticism of Mitt Romney as being among those "willing to let this industry die" to stand, ignoring known history in the process.
Obama's statement marks him as a true ingrate, because for better or worse (my opinion: worse; your mileage, so to speak, may…
AP Revises Reporting on Government Pressure to Rush GM's Planned IPO
August 12th, 2010 7:21 PM
Unplanned but necessary "improvements," or induced corrections? I'll report; readers can decide. My early afternoon post at my home blog dealt with Government/General Motors' profitability and CEO Ed Whitacre's "coincidental" step-down from his CEO position. That post originally noted two things that seemed problematic in the Associated Press's reporting about the company's plans for an…
Missing from AP Story on EPA's CAFE Mileage Move-Up: 'General Motors
April 8th, 2010 3:23 PM
One would think that in a story about how a four-year move-up of higher fleet gas mileage requirements being imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would at least look at which manufacturers might be more or less affected by them based on what they currently sell, and how those sales are trending. Well, most readers here don't think like writers at the Associated Press. Heck, in his…