Monday, 17 September 2012

The Press

Fifth Columnists


Mark Steyn

Elderly Soviet propagandists must be wondering why they wasted their time jamming radio transmitters and smashing printing presses when they could just have sent everyone to Columbia Journalism School.

Via: Kate

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Saturday, 08 September 2012

The Press

When it comes to “Fast and Furious,” blame Bush...

AP="Always Partisan”  Dept
The Associated Press:
Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.
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In Operation Fast and Furious and at least three earlier probes during the administration of President George W. Bush, agents in Arizona employed a risky tactic called gun-walking...
Andy at Ace Of Spades notes:
Guess whose names they don't mention in the entire article.
But the failure here goes beyond not mentioning anyone named Barak Obama or Eric Holder: AP’s (intentionally?) sloppy language seems tailored to leave the impression that Operation Fast and Furious and the "three earlier probes” were all Bush-administration operations.

There’s nothing like journalistic accuracy.  Too bad this is nothing like journalistic accuracy.


UPDATE, related (120915, 15:30):

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