AP's bias running, ruining our nation

  • Follow Letters

Journalism is not asking for the destruction of democracy. It's getting down on its knees and begging for it.

One way this occurs is through the widespread use of stories by the Associated Press, which bills itself as a news organization, but is actually very liberal, as seen in its stories. Thus, we get people such as President Obama and Bill Clinton -- both Democrats who fits the AP liberal mold -- and slanted stories taken as gospel by the 1,400 daily newspapers that get AP, with a no-questions-asked attitude.

With widespread political propaganda like that, what is the future of democracy? Add ABC, NBC, and CBS news programs to the mix (with a combined audience of 40 million), and with virtually no local stations complaining about the liberal propaganda, and you have 80 percent of the national media that is liberal (according to Fox News).

While AP is in a position to throw national elections, they also get in on statewide elections, which, nationwide, allows them to affect outcomes in congressional races, and to sway which party rules in Washington.

On June 28, a Chronicle -run AP story on four Republicans running for Georgia governor noted that all talked of the new Arizona immigration law, which "requires that police investigating a crime or incident to ask people about their immigration status ... ."

AP disagreed with the Republican candidates -- as if AP was running for governor -- by saying the law "has been widely decried by civil liberties and immigrant rights activists, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the federal government planned to sue over the issue." Fellow Democrat candidates are presented as flawless.

By allowing AP to cover state politics, newspapers are letting this kind of bias happen. They should join together and form a national news service to curtail this force that reaches 200 million people, and is running and ruining the country.

Tom Hunter

Augusta

Comments (52) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Yepitsme
0
Points
Yepitsme 07/08/10 - 10:29 am
0
0
Some of ya'll everday posters

Some of ya'll everday posters and yes YOU, are just BACKWOOD prone. I guess it want be right until the White House again is all white.

veggie-d
0
Points
veggie-d 07/08/10 - 10:34 am
0
0
hell, i'd be satisfied with

hell, i'd be satisfied with any news organization that has competent writers...sure can't find any around here! most of'em write like "confederate american" in his last post!

lsmith
105
Points
lsmith 07/08/10 - 10:47 am
0
0
Raisin' Cain: CNN had no
Unpublished

Raisin' Cain: CNN had no choice but to fire that idiot radicial muslin lovin' journalist. The stench coming from her over powered even their dyed-in-the-wool liberal sensibilities.

Cparker: I am mostly conservative, but am not lockstep with any policitical faction. If I had a decent choice for political office I'll take my chances any day with anyone besides a liberal -get-your-hand-out-of-my-pocketbook candidate. I'm old enough to have been bitten too many times. I would have voted for Obama over Hillary Clinton if I voted liberal, and I had some kind of hope that the unproven Obama might turn out to be the better of the two. I knew what Hillary was all about. HOWEVER, NOW........I think Obama is the worst thing that could ever, ever have happened to our country and NOT BECAUSE HE'S BLACK, but because the man is absolutely doing everything he can do beat this country into the ground from within and from the top down........He's a menace to the American way of life, a liar, a fraud, a socialist, a racist and a thief in the night.
The racial tension in this country is smoldering now on all sides and if you think the angry rhetoric against this president (lower case) is bad now, hold on to your hat buba cause you haven't seen anything yet. Another year or two and the sleeping giant (mainstream America) will awaken and it's not going to be pretty.

burninater
9693
Points
burninater 07/08/10 - 10:51 am
0
0
"Show them the black flag and

"Show them the black flag and give them the bayonet." In other words, promote anarchy and kill people. That's TOTALLY going to save America and make this country a better place. AP is COMPLETELY off the deep end for not promoting this idea more, like its more Real American media industry competitors. Stupid libs.

run4yrlif
2
Points
run4yrlif 07/08/10 - 10:51 am
0
0
"AP disagreed with the

"AP disagreed with the Republican candidates -- as if AP was running for governor -- by saying the law "has been widely decried by civil liberties and immigrant rights activists, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the federal government planned to sue over the issue.""

Sheesh, Chronicle, that's not bias, it's balance. The AP didn't disagree with the Republican candidates, the people and groups it attributed did. Don't you know the difference?

lsmith
105
Points
lsmith 07/08/10 - 10:56 am
0
0
One more thing. jimmy carter
Unpublished

One more thing. jimmy carter (lower case) gave away the treasures of the nation when he was president. obama (lower case) is willing to give up his our military superiority built over decades, our integrity, our technology, our space program, our global position and yes, even his own soul to meet his socialist agenda. No president has ever disrespected our nation so much while in office. And I don't think he's going to stop until this country is on it's knees begging forgiveness for every sin he, muslims and blacks think this country committed against them since it's inception. He should get down and kiss the hallowed ground he walks on.

Dixieman
16049
Points
Dixieman 07/08/10 - 11:00 am
0
0
johnrandolphhardisoncain --

johnrandolphhardisoncain -- Is living in an alternate universe.
I like the British system where there is no pretense of objectivity, and there is actually one respectable conservative paper (the Telegraph).

ohhsweetconcord
3
Points
ohhsweetconcord 07/08/10 - 11:17 am
0
0
Dur, everyone knows Obama is

Dur, everyone knows Obama is in cahoots with the AP. That's the AP's only plan on saving their industry. So Obama plants news stories with the promise of future subsidies and protections. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE!

"He's a menace to the American way of life, a liar, a fraud, a socialist, a racist and a thief in the night." He ALSO steals babies, doesn't hold the door open for women, and is most likely homosexual. I mean, I don't hate black people or anything, but I'm afraid they're going to forcibly take over this nation and enslave all the Caucasians.

HE IS PURE EVIL. Lock up your women and children 'cause Obama is on the loose!

southernguy08
499
Points
southernguy08 07/08/10 - 11:19 am
0
0
YEP, the White House doesn't
Unpublished

YEP, the White House doesn't need to be all white again for me to be happy. I think Bobby Jindal will make a good president, and he's darker than the bi-racial man in office now. Sound policies have nothing to do with race or ethnicity. Again, liberals claim conservatives are racists, but THEY ARE THE ONES ALWAYS BRINGING UP RACE!

cparker
83
Points
cparker 07/08/10 - 11:21 am
0
0
Ismith... I hate to have to

Ismith... I hate to have to admit that I agree with you that I just don't like some of Obama's decisions, especially since I voted for him. I do think race matters a lot more than people will admit, but if Obama was a white Democrat making the same decisions I still would be just as disappointed.

lsmith
105
Points
lsmith 07/08/10 - 11:22 am
0
0
ohhsweetconcord: He just
Unpublished

ohhsweetconcord: He just might forcibly take over this nation and enslave caucasions, he's certainly given the new old black panthers a green light to intimidate the polling places with brute presence and night sticks. OH, but they agreed not to do that anymore till 2012 right?

burninater
9693
Points
burninater 07/08/10 - 11:24 am
0
0
Good show there southern, not

Good show there southern, not bringing up race.

And concord, you are the poster child for why the far Right is so marginalized right now. I'm starting to think you're a leftie operative.

Yepitsme
0
Points
Yepitsme 07/08/10 - 11:27 am
0
0
Well Southernguy08 it's your

Well Southernguy08 it's your party's own fault for being TRUTHFULLY labeled racist. It's no CLAIM it's a fact. Conservatives more so now since Nov 08 and Jan 09 are wearing their racism proudly. I have never seen anything like this before in my life.

southernguy08
499
Points
southernguy08 07/08/10 - 11:38 am
0
0
Gee YEP, you have a short
Unpublished

Gee YEP, you have a short memory. AA's at Bush rallies were proudly carrying posters with racial slurs about him as well as calling him "that cracker" more than a few times. And how about Kanye West's outburst on the Katrina telethon when he yelled "George Bush don't care nothing about black people?" Yet, it was the feds who brought help to those people, not the state or locals. Funny also how Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for 20 years, can make racial comments about "white America" and refer to the country as the USAKKK and liberals like you don't say a word. This bring back any memories there YEP? No? Gee, what a surprise.

burninater
9693
Points
burninater 07/08/10 - 11:52 am
0
0
southern, there are idiots at

southern, there are idiots at every point on the political spectrum, far Left to far Right. It is qualitatively different when those idiots are members of the voting public rather than a member of a specific party establishment. The undecided voters in the middle are going to pay a lot more attention to an RNC chair distributing "Barack the Magic Negro" than to Left wing idiots who are not in a party establishment. The chairman went away, but the memory lingers. Comments like Rand Paul's recently don't help this impression.

PUPPYMOMMA
1367
Points
PUPPYMOMMA 07/08/10 - 11:55 am
0
0
Don't believe everything you

Don't believe everything you read or hear. So many stories are sugar-coated. I'm tired of anchors always giving their opinion on a story. Just give me the news with no lip. The media must think that the viewers are stupid and gullible. They think that if they say it enough,it must be true.

confederate american
0
Points
confederate american 07/08/10 - 11:57 am
0
0
Yespitame its kind of funny

Yespitame its kind of funny that the republicans are the ones that freed the slaves and promise you 40 acres and a mule if you voted for them.And the southern polictians wasn't back in office at that time.Sounds like you got screwed.

Yepitsme
0
Points
Yepitsme 07/08/10 - 12:00 pm
0
0
sorry confederate american

sorry confederate american they didn't promise me anything and I didn't vote for them, I missed that by a few generations. Sounds like you are bitter becuase they promise them something, GET OVER IT.

TrulyBlessed
0
Points
TrulyBlessed 07/08/10 - 12:18 pm
0
0
Bias in the media is nothing

Bias in the media is nothing new - the Hearst papers contributed to the start of the Spanish American war. The best way to avoid "ruining the country" is to listen to media on both sides of the issues. If only one side were worth listening to, there would have been no need to include freedom of the press in the 1st Amendment.

emanuel kant
0
Points
emanuel kant 07/08/10 - 12:24 pm
0
0
why do you care rush is your

why do you care rush is your news god...fox the fascist news channel is your own right wing probaganda maschine....let us sane people have cnn please lol

baronvonreich
0
Points
baronvonreich 07/08/10 - 12:55 pm
0
0
The problem is not AP or

The problem is not AP or liberal media or conservative media. The problem is with the ignorance of the general electorate as a whole.

GAterp
2
Points
GAterp 07/08/10 - 01:33 pm
0
0
The Good Old Fox Nation has

The Good Old Fox Nation has more listeners because quite frankly the Dumbing Down of America has become a successful enterprise. And Tommy Boy, if you cannot understand what you are reading then you've become one of the new hick elite of dumbed-down citizens.

GAterp
2
Points
GAterp 07/08/10 - 01:35 pm
0
0
I say throw the Dems out!

I say throw the Dems out! Let Mama Grizzley Bear have the Presidency, and we'll see where we go from there. I don't suppose it could get any worse now, could it?

GAterp
2
Points
GAterp 07/08/10 - 01:36 pm
0
0
Well Southern, there is

Well Southern, there is something we can agree on! Your opinion of Kanye is just the same as mine. What gives?

apex24
0
Points
apex24 07/08/10 - 01:53 pm
0
0
Why is it that cparker,

Why is it that cparker, justus and other Leftist are the main one's who posts during times when most people are working. Just asking????? Oh, cparker, did you vote for Obama because he's black or do you truley believe in his policies.

emanuel kant
0
Points
emanuel kant 07/08/10 - 01:58 pm
0
0
12% blacks in all of

12% blacks in all of america...now subtract children...and blacks that cant vote or will not vote...than look at were they concentrate IN THE SOUTH....and the south went to republicans...than figure out who voted in obama....whites.....lol...and he will get another 4 years ...i know of no person that i know that changed their mind....this nation is over 50% female....and as much as rightwingers have used us for less pay and as te scape goat..for their stealing and tax evation...calling mothers hand out getters ..than turn around and call us murderers ..because abortion is legal AND there are still jobs that do not offer maternity leave.......the mother gets noooo regard in america ..and its high time that woman make their voices heard....and to all single ladies do not date right wingers tea people...and small government proponents ...they have nothing good in mind for woman.......man that blame mothers for the demise of america calling us hand out getters while they tax evade like banjies should be left ...without ...any woman companionship.....why would you date folks that hate us

lsmith
105
Points
lsmith 07/08/10 - 02:20 pm
0
0
emanuel kant: trying figure
Unpublished

emanuel kant: trying figure out your gender. Male name and a female perspective.

edreformfan
0
Points
edreformfan 07/08/10 - 02:51 pm
0
0
I agree with baron and

I agree with baron and trulyblessed. There are more than just two sides to every story. It's not just black/white, republican/democrat, racist/communist.
We need to stop enabling career politicians to spew all the blather that gets regurgitated on both sides and diverts our attention from the real issues. Educate yourself on both sides of an issue. If you hate republicans or democrats, go to their media sources, educate yourself, and learn how to attack the other side's arguments.

edreformfan
0
Points
edreformfan 07/08/10 - 02:54 pm
0
0
emanuel kant: trying to

emanuel kant: trying to figure out what "banjies" are?

southernguy08
499
Points
southernguy08 07/08/10 - 03:34 pm
0
0
EMANUEL, give our best to the
Unpublished

EMANUEL, give our best to the folks in Never Never Land. Obviously you don't look at the polls. Just because you don't know of anyone who has changed their mind about this incompetent doesn't mean they don't exist. Again, you should check the polls....you know...the same polls you believed in when they showed Obama would win in 2008. This is just too easy. Back to work.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs