Slanted puffery continues

In a Jan. 16 liberal Associated Press story, we are treated to another Democrat/socialist propaganda piece disguised as a “news story” so that no journalist or reader sees it for what it is.

It begins about AP’s fellow liberal, President Obama: “Raleigh, N.C. – Making good on a promise about creating jobs ... ”

After all the promises Obama broke about health care, AP has the gall to talk about how honest and promise-keeping Obama is – knowing no editor would ever complain.

Obama also has said, “If you like your (health insurance) plan, you can keep your plan.” “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” (Both mostly not true.) He also said that Obamacare’s cost would be $900 billion over 10 years (real cost: $1.8 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget office).

On Nov. 17, as everyone else saw Obamacare falling apart, AP attempted to smooth things over for a fellow Democrat by writing, “President Obama’s health-care law risks coming unglued because of his administration’s bungles and his own inflated promises.” Notice, Obama didn’t tell any untruths, and didn’t make any mistakes – it was his “administration’s bungles,” according to AP, that is. And AP’s point of view rules, with its 215 million potential readers, and it steamrolls the truth. The truth has no such wide circulation, thanks to AP’s virtual monopoly.

This just in: AP’s fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Oh, wait, it’s only 2014, and in a journalism dictatorship, you’re not supposed to congratulate “The Party’s” Democratic winner until all of AP’s 300 pro-Democrat pieces – I mean, “news stories” – have been run. That is, until all the media-controlled votes have been counted.

The first such AP “news story” about a fellow liberal presidential candidate was Jan. 11, when Hillary Clinton said she wanted to “empower women.” No one noticed that the story had no criticisms, and no one will notice when the Republican candidate has 300 all-negative AP stories, at which time AP’s headline will read, “Voters to decide next election” – meaning you voted Obama in, not AP.

On Jan. 9, in a story on 29-degree-below-zero weather in Michigan, AP got in a global warming pitch when it noted: “As the climate has warmed, the absence of bitter cold has actually been damaging.” Stories such as that are bringing down the engines of free enterprise – AP’s goal – as our commerce puts democracy ahead of AP’s beloved one-world socialism.

Print media need to free themselves from this virtual information monopoly that controls the populace and has turned the media landscape into a dictatorship that not even newspapers dare to offend.

Tom Hunter

Augusta

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