AP spins own reality to favor Obama

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I picked up The Augusta Chronicle recently and read where the Associated Press was condemning the president for pouring $700 billion of taxpayers' money to try to improve the banking system.

Why would the socialist AP say there was anything wrong with a move that would edge a democracy into socialism? Had AP gone straight and turned reputable?

No way. I looked at the date of the newspaper: Oct. 7, 2008. The president was Republican George W. Bush, not Democrat/Socialist Barack Obama.

The opening AP sentence against Bush said, "On day one, the $700 billion plan didn't help. Just the opposite."

When Obama did the same thing Bush did, AP gave a glowing report Feb. 10: "President Obama threw a $75 billion lifeline to millions of American on the brink of foreclosure Wednesday declaring an urgent need for drastic action -- not only to save their homes but also to keep the housing crisis 'from wreaking even greater havoc' on the economy."

On Oct. 7, 2008, AP explained how the economic crisis began, first blaming a price rise in houses: "It all started with a U.S. housing boom, helped by low interest rates and government encouragement for more home ownership. Too many mortgages were written for people who really couldn't afford them."

AP narrowed the problem as to how this financial crisis began, with "government encouragement for more home ownership." But it was the media-loved Democratic Party that forced the passage of a bill that required banks to give loans to low-income minorities.

As AP put it Oct. 21, 1999: "The Clinton (Democrat) administration ... has threatened a ... veto" after an attempt by Republicans "to weaken the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, which requires banks to make loans in low income and minority areas ... ." AP never has said who was going to pay for the loans the low-income customers couldn't afford.

A truthful national media would have helped. But with no pressure to improve, how is the national media going to change? Hello, socialism!

Tom Hunter

Augusta

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carcraft
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carcraft 12/08/09 - 05:56 am
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Tom you are right on

Tom you are right on taget--expect a lot of flack from the left---It is hard to find stories critical of ACORN even after they demonstrated a capacity to aid under age prostitution...it is hard to find American press stories that adequately cover climate-gate and tell the truth about that science scandal..now our Environmental protection agency has seized power to regulate CO2 and the federal government can regulate ever aspect of American life from how far you drive your car to what food farmers produce to how much bread is manufactured, all these activities involve CO2..don't expect the AP to report the truth on this either..

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/08/09 - 06:27 am
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NEWS FLASH, AP BIASED! Just

NEWS FLASH, AP BIASED! Just another member of the leftwing government press.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/08/09 - 06:36 am
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See

See Cloward-Piven/obama.Everything is going as planned.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/08/09 - 07:11 am
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hussein was ACORN's lawyer

hussein was ACORN's lawyer

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 12/08/09 - 07:42 am
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May barack hussein obama rot

May barack hussein obama rot in hell.

TechLover
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TechLover 12/08/09 - 08:09 am
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The Christian love and

The Christian love and kindness is really blossoming this Christmas season.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/08/09 - 08:37 am
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techlover;haven't you

techlover;haven't you heard,this is holiday season not Christmas season.

2tired2argueanymore
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2tired2argueanymore 12/08/09 - 09:03 am
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Let those that voted for

Let those that voted for change pay for it!

pittsburg
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pittsburg 12/08/09 - 09:41 am
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I agree with u

I agree with u 2tired2argueanymore.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 12/08/09 - 09:46 am
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Most of those who voted for

Most of those who voted for change are collecting their "Post Office Money" government checks and waiting for Prezsbhojangles to increase their benefits and fill up their gas tanks.

jb5365
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jb5365 12/08/09 - 10:21 am
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I get my checks real regular.

I get my checks real regular. I`d say the Faux news more than shuts up your little rant about bias. And SP, I hope you have the opportunity to meet him there...y`all don`t have a clue.

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 12/08/09 - 11:42 am
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And so this is Christmas, and

And so this is Christmas, and what have we done? We've gotten more spoiled and nobody's won.

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 12/08/09 - 12:57 pm
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Just feel the love!

Just feel the love!

jsherrill
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jsherrill 12/08/09 - 01:06 pm
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Those who voted for change as

Those who voted for change as well as those who didn,t will only have the change in their pockets left. Be careful the government wants that little bit to.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 12/08/09 - 01:35 pm
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Let's just hope all those who

Let's just hope all those who put Obama in office will come to their senses in 2012 and see the error of their ways. If anyone who voted for Obama thinks he has their best interests at heart, think again. He wants us all to be dependent on government for our daily bread, and we will be lucky if he hasn't abolished term limits by 2012.

taxedtodeath
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taxedtodeath 12/08/09 - 01:49 pm
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That is not exactly true. If

That is not exactly true. If you do not want to be accountable for your own decisions and actions, O and the dems are the ticket. If you don't want to work to support yourself cuz entitlements and redistribution of wealth is easier, O and the dems are your solution.

Niko Mahs
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Niko Mahs 12/08/09 - 01:54 pm
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I voted for Obama in 2008 and

I voted for Obama in 2008 and will again in 2012. Oh the Happiness. I am the Ecstasy and you are in Agony. Life is so very good. I almost can't even stand it anymore!

Notreally
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Notreally 12/08/09 - 03:52 pm
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*yawns*

*yawns*

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 12/08/09 - 04:21 pm
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AP = American Pravda

AP = American Pravda

carcraft
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carcraft 12/08/09 - 06:16 pm
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Ah, anothe story AP won't be

Ah, anothe story AP won't be reporting any time soon, American Papers used to actually report on this stuff...blogs.telegraph.co.uk ... then go to Climate gate another smoking gun. Tells stories of two sets of fudged data, and what is really remarkable is that all the data is strangely very similar, collusion? BWHAHAHAHAHA

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 12/08/09 - 06:26 pm
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How's that "Hoax and Change

How's that "Hoax and Change working for ya?

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 12/08/09 - 06:31 pm
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love it .... everydays

love it .... everydays democrat day

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