Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Putting the "Ass" in "Associated Press"

For those of us commie pinko fags who read the newspapers, the steady but unmistakable decline of the Associated Press in the past year has been bewildering.

They've suddenly gone from being the gold standard for objective journalism, to a bunch of pathetic lapdogs sucking up to McCain with his favorite donuts and running bitchy hit pieces on Obama. It's like they replaced their reporters with the scribblings of a middle school's girls' bathroom, as dutifully and damningly chronicled by the Carpetbagger Report.

But nothing I'd seen so far had prepared me for this little nugget:
Karl Rove exchanged e-mails about Pat Tillman with Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier, under the subject line "H-E-R-O." In response to Mr. Fournier's e-mail, Mr. Rove asked, "How does our country continue to produce men and women like this," to which Mr. Fournier replied, "The Lord creates men and women like this all over the world. But only the great and free countries allow them to flourish. Keep up the fight."
To repeat, that's the head of the Associated Press telling Karl Rove to "Keep up the fight." I'd have to think even some of the hacks at Faux News would find that to be over the line.


Smitty said...

Even NPR...NPR...has been running pieces every day about some "new controversy" Obama is involved in.


Otto Man said...

I gave up listening to NPR a while back -- listening to it while driving felt like I was violating one of those "do not operate heavy machinery" rules -- but I've heard this from a few people.

Did that Bush appointee who took over PBS (Tomlinson?) get a similar reach at NPR?

Smitty said...

I thought was the deal, but I could be wrong...that he took over ALL public broadcasting...