AP's bias running, ruining our nation

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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

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apex24
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apex24 07/08/10 - 04:09 pm
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EMANUEL, you sound like many

EMANUEL, you sound like many blacks that have the "victim mentality". Most all white people know that blacks feel that white people owe them for the last 400 years. White's also know that Obama is that payback. What blacks DON'T understand is there is no reason to try and bring down a great nation just to get back at a few. Unless of course most blacks feel like Shabazz of The New Black Panthers, which many do.

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corgimom 07/08/10 - 05:05 pm
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"First off this a

"First off this a republic,and don't worry the FOX NATION has more listners than all the other stations combined."

According to the Nielsen ratings, this is not always true.

And lastly, cable news- no matter what station you watch- is targeted to a niche market, and does not reflect the nation as a whole.

disssman
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disssman 07/08/10 - 09:26 pm
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Dicodomy. Are you saying

Dicodomy. Are you saying CONServatives are the only ones paying taxes? And what bill was directly out of a comunist manufesto? And they haven't resisted "almost" every bill, I believe they have close to a 100% denial.

disssman
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disssman 07/08/10 - 09:30 pm
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If Faux news has a high

If Faux news has a high rating, that only shows that the listeners are one minded and simply refuse to get other points of view. On the other hand if the liberals are listening to the other (main media) stations, it clearly shows a desire to round out their knowledge of events facing the nation. What I don't get is some peoples insatiable desire to emulate a pair of drug addicts. My mother always told me to steer clear of people like that.

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KSL 07/08/10 - 10:42 pm
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Diss, please check your

Diss, please check your spelling.

And just because "Faux news has a high rating," it doesn't necessarily follow that listeners refuse to get other points of view. I guess it didn't occur to you that statements made on conservative news might not be checked out by turning around and listening to network TV or NPR. It's much quicker to check out the info on the Internet. Or the fact that there are so many more sources on ratings counted media to spread the numbers around. One Fox News to NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, and CNN, just to mention a few. Geez! Think before you post.

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chascush 07/09/10 - 09:58 am
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aspex24, I believe more

aspex24, I believe more blacks are in line with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Hussein’s preacher & mentor for 20 years. The Rev. Wright preached racism, anti-Semitic and hatred toward white people and the US. ‘NO, NO, not God bless America but God Damn America’.
It is pretty obvious a lot of black people agree with Wright. He was invited and preached at 2nd Baptist church in Aiken. Why would a leading church invite such a racist, hateful man to preach if they didn’t agree with him? It appeared in the paper only after Wright had slipped into town and was gone. It seems they didn’t want anything Wright had to say in the paper or TV. Nov. can’t come soon enough.

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