Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The AP tips its hand 
I don't know how this got through. But when self-described liberals outnumber conservatives in the newsroom by 5 to 1, I have some ideas.

From an AP story:

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in a swipe at the Democrat, who lost the 2000 election to Bush only after the Supreme Court intervened.


Hmmm...I seem to remember that Gore losing five different vote counts in a row had something to do with it. And according to the Miami Herald's review, he was on his way to losing a sixth when the USSC finally said "enough."

Funny - the AP doesn't mention all the different counts and recounts that all - ALL - showed Bush the winner in Florida. At no time was Gore ahead. Not even for a moment.

All lost on the groupthink at the AP.

Splash, out


Now you're just grasping at straws trying to manufacture media bias where none exists. The AP was obviously just trying to establish the timeline of events in case their readers forgot. The election was held, the Supreme Court heard the case, Bush won the election. All of these facts are beyond dispute.

I'm positive that the reporter didn't mean to imply that the results of the election were actually changed by the Supreme Court ruling, or that by his neglecting to mention that the Florida Supreme Court effectively overturned state law to allow the multiple recounts was anything more than an oversight.
Something that's often overlooked is how Florida was not the only state where it was extremely close. There were about 3 others. These went to Gore, undisputed by the Bush Administration. And if I remember correctly, they were worth a lot more, too, in terms of electoral votes.
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