AP is covering for Obama

It’s interesting to see the Associated Press photo and “wire reports” story from February on President Obama shooting a shotgun at Camp David to back up his claim that “we do skeet-shooting all the time,” despite his limited gun control proposals.

So, liberal AP can produce that picture, but when it comes to where AP’s fellow-liberal Obama was born, AP can’t find a picture of a booklet distributed by Obama’s literary agent in which Obama himself wrote that he was “born in Kenya.”

One of my many repeated complaints about AP bias was that Obama was born in Kenya, as shown by editors of a Kenyan newspaper who wrote the headline for an AP story: “Kenyan-born Obama all set for U.S. Senate.” Why would Kenyan editors write that headline? For the same reason local editors would write, “Augusta’s Larry Mize wins Masters.” How could someone from New York dispute either of those headlines? None did, and if they had, they would have been given past stories on these people from the newspapers’ libraries.

But if Obama was born in Kenya, he can’t legally be president of the United States. He can if the national media doesn’t report it, to help a fellow Democrat/socialist get elected to promote their own political agenda, instead of serving its customers – the readers – who are paying their salaries.

The above headline was in the Sunday Standard of Nairobi, Kenya. In the lead sentence of that June 27, 2004, article, Kenyan editors, who knew his family and knew he was born in their country, added “Kenyan-born” to the start of the online AP story: “Kenyan-born US senate hopeful, Barrack (sic) Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois senate seat ... .”

No one questioned that story or headline in 2004, but a few short years later, when it was time for a Democrat foreigner to be elected U.S. president in late 2008, fellow-liberal AP stayed away from that story for fear of what the answer would be to the well-known Internet search “Obama born in Kenya.”

Who believes AP has no such knowledge? Editors from 1,200 U.S. newspapers who provide for AP’s 250 million circulation – so huge it can even supplement the truth. Even if 25 million people get another side of the story, it won’t offset any election.

Yet, AP can assign 11 staffers to fact check AP’s political enemy, Republican Sarah Palin’s, book Going Rogue, according to FoxNews.com in a Nov. 18, 2009, post.

And who will get the fault when democracy falls? The reader – because he didn’t complain to the AP board of directors, which in effect doesn’t really exist. The fix is in.

Tom Hunter

Augusta

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