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AP Reporter Invents Anti-Clinton “Boos” at Wisconsin Bush Rally
Intellectual Conservative ^ | 6 September 2004 | Nicholas Stix

Posted on 09/06/2004 6:34:37 AM PDT by mrustow

On Friday the AP falsely reported that a crowd at a Bush rally booed the news that Bill Clinton had been hospitalized, and President Bush "did nothing to stop them."

On Friday afternoon, an Associated Press (AP) story reported that a crowd at a Bush rally in Wisconsin, responded to President Bush's news that former President Clinton had been hospitalized with chest pains and faced bypass surgery, and Bush's best wishes for Clinton's speedy recovery, with boos. The AP, a wire service founded in 1848, describes itself as "the largest and oldest news organization in the world."

Audience boos as Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery
By Associated Press, 9/3/2004 13:57

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery."

"He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally.

Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wisconsin, booed. Bush did nothing to stop them.

Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.

Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."

In fact, however, the crowd had responded with respectful applause.

The false story was immediately caught and reported to conservative talk radio shows and blogs. Less than one hour after the story first went out on the wire, under the byline of AP reporter Tom Hays, it was retracted, corrected, and the original link killed. The new title was "Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery." There was no mention of the changes; however, the later version without the "boos" run by the New York Times-owned Boston Globe still carried the title "audience boos as bush offers best wishes for clintons recovery" in its URL.

Some original versions of the story carried the reporter's name, but at least one original version and all later versions were published without a byline.  Blogger Jonathan V. Last of Galley Slaves, however, determined though a Lexis-Nexis search, that the AP reporter was Tom Hays.

Last came up with a 649-word version of the AP story, entitled "Bill Clinton hospitalized with chest pains, will face bypass surgery," which included the booing, and which also credited "Associated Press writers Ron Fournier and Frank Eltman in New York, David Hammer in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Marc Humbert in Albany, New York ..."

Last commented, "So the AP: (1) Puts out a story with falsified reporting; (2) Pulls the story; (3) Removes the faulty reporting; (4) Makes no note of its mistake; and then (5) Pulls the byline of the reporter who made the error. If you were going to impute bad faith to the folks at AP -- and at this point that's not unreasonable to do -- you might suspect that they have pulled Tom Hays's byline to protect him."

At AP headquarters in New York, staffer Mark Kennedy, an entertainment writer, directed this reporter to the wire service's corporate communications division, adding, "We're also supposed to note that we, that we changed the [crowd] reaction from, to 'oohs of surprise,' apparently rather than 'boos,' if that makes any difference."

By press time, AP corporate communications had not responded to telephone and e-mail requests for comment.

New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix has written for Toogood Reports, Middle American News, the New York Post, Daily News, American Enterprise, Insight, Chronicles, Newsday and many other publications. His recent work is collected at The Critical Critic.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: ap; billclinton; booed; boogate; gayactivistism; hatshatesbush; haysnoreporter; mediabias; mediafraud; medialies; tomhays
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1 posted on 09/06/2004 6:34:38 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: mrustow

I guess that Ap stand for All Poop!


2 posted on 09/06/2004 6:37:02 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: Piquaboy

That sounds like an idea for an unofficial contest: come up with the best new full-length name for "AP."


3 posted on 09/06/2004 6:39:58 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Piquaboy

All Propaganda.


4 posted on 09/06/2004 6:40:25 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Peacerose; Shermy; Timesink; seamole; Fred25; Free ThinkerNY; ouroboros; ChaseR; A.J.Armitage; ...

Media Fraud Zing!


5 posted on 09/06/2004 6:42:38 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

Sadly, this whole affair didn't surprise me at all.


6 posted on 09/06/2004 6:42:44 AM PDT by Aetius
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To: princess leah; Johnny Gage; Nick Danger; Asmodeus; Belial; HAL9000; ~EagleNebula~; Azzurri; ...

Media Fraud Zing!


7 posted on 09/06/2004 6:43:25 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

Just remember.. Tom Hays' "intentions" were "good". He meant "good". And Dems live by intentions, rather than by deeds.


8 posted on 09/06/2004 6:43:47 AM PDT by Alia
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To: Aetius

Now, as with the Swifties, the question is: how long will it take for the MSM to acknowledge that the story even exists?


9 posted on 09/06/2004 6:44:34 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

Al Pravda


10 posted on 09/06/2004 6:46:33 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (A Progressive is only a Liberal with an Earl Scheib paintjob.)
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To: Alia
Just remember.. Tom Hays' "intentions" were "good". He meant "good". And Dems live by intentions, rather than by deeds.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. All my life, I've heard how the worst of their abuses were the unintended consequences of "good intentions." I no longer buy it. They're evil. Their intention is to lie their way into a communist dictatorship, and they're well on their way to achieving that goal.

11 posted on 09/06/2004 6:47:46 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

The person who wrote the false story:

Tom Hays Associated Press
212-587-8035
thays@ap.org

Tom Hays' boss:

Tom Curley, President, CEO
450 W. 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-621-7550
Fax: 212-621-6108
Email: tcurley@ap.org


12 posted on 09/06/2004 6:47:51 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: NaughtiusMaximus
Al Pravda

I love it -- the commie and the Moslem angles!

13 posted on 09/06/2004 6:48:52 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

The reporter should be fired for his intentional fraud. Period.


14 posted on 09/06/2004 6:49:15 AM PDT by alwaysconservative (Ambien and Sominex not available? Listen to the pedantic, pompous sKerry awhile.)
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To: jimbo123

Excellent -- thanks for the post!


15 posted on 09/06/2004 6:49:26 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: jimbo123

btt


16 posted on 09/06/2004 6:50:33 AM PDT by wtc911 (I have half a Snickers...it was given to me by a CIA guy as we went into Cambodia)
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To: alwaysconservative
The reporter should be fired for his intentional fraud. Period.

That, or promoted! By AP standards, he probably qualifies to be head of the news division.

17 posted on 09/06/2004 6:50:53 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: healey22; HiTech RedNeck; Patriot76; blam; L.N. Smithee; fella; MissAmericanPie; glc1173@aol.com; ..

Media Fraud Zing!


18 posted on 09/06/2004 6:51:44 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Brian Allen; joathome; Lizavetta; Common Tator; Landru; Billthedrill; headsonpikes; DWSUWF; ...

Media Fraud Zing!


19 posted on 09/06/2004 6:52:47 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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Media Fraud Zing!


20 posted on 09/06/2004 6:53:47 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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Media Fraud Zing!


21 posted on 09/06/2004 6:57:14 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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Media Fraud Zing!


22 posted on 09/06/2004 6:58:10 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Piquaboy
The AP and the MSMedia have gone from lying in articles about Bush to lying about supporters of Bush!

It's US(Republicans, Conservatives) they really hate... Bush is just our candidate.

Kerry's assersion that he will tax the wealthy heavier is an attempt at class warfare... the lowest road a candidate can take to win an election!

I am struggling with a small business and exist from month to month... all I ask from my government is for EVERYONE to be equally taxed!

Taxes are not a donation based on your income... they are only OPERATING EXPENSES!

23 posted on 09/06/2004 6:58:18 AM PDT by johnny7 (“C'mon... you sons-'o-bitches wanna live forever?!” -'Fighting' Dan Daley USMC)
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Media Fraud Zing!


24 posted on 09/06/2004 6:58:59 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

Gotta luv those tireless bloggers!


25 posted on 09/06/2004 7:00:13 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: mrustow
Here is the response I got, and my answer to that response to one of the news outlets that repeated this story:



To: All WSTM Assignment Editors
Subject: Your story from the AP on Clinton is wrong

http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=2257936

NO ONE booed, that is a lie that was later retracted by the AP

Here is a link to the audio of that story:

http://homepage.mac.com/mkoldys/bush.mp3
-----Original Message-----
From: Hand, Laura [mailto:lhand@wstm.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 11:38 PM
To: RaceBannon
Subject: RE: Your story from the AP on Clinton is wrong

Hello RaceBannon

Thanks for your email about the 'President Booed' report.

The story is no longer on our website-- it has not been since early Saturday, despite reports from other sites that it is.

By way of explanation, the report came to us from AP, and it was posted on our website, as well as on dozens of others. When they corrected the story, the link was taken off our website. However, the American Thinker website 'captured' the incorrect story as it was posted and continues to link to the outdated page---we invite you to go to our website, www.wstm.com and see for yourself that the story is not there.

Of course, accuracy and credibility are ongoing concerns---we believe we have acted responsibly in removing access to the story as soon as the error was realized . We hope this explains the sequence of events.

Again thank you for taking the time to comment---

Laura Hand

WSTM Community Relations

This is what I responded with after receiving her comment that the article was removed SATURDAY NIGHT

Whoever told you that the story was not on your website lied to you, too, I sent this e-mail directly from your site at the same moment I was reading it.

This was NOT removed from your website on Saturday at all, I was reading it the very moment I sent this e-mail, and that was Sunday Morning about 8:30AM or so.

Better tell your news department that the internet is a useful tool to check stories before they are posted, and also a useful tool to check stories after they are posted, too.

I don’t fault you for posting the inaccurate story in the first place, the AP is generally considered a fair organization, but the actual audio proves they deliberately LIED on this story, just as much as Jason Blair lied to the NYT.

This e-mail correspondence also proves that your own people LIED to YOU in telling you that the story was yanked on Saturday. I sent the original e-mail while reading the story on Sunday Morning.

26 posted on 09/06/2004 7:00:22 AM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: mrustow

It's not reasonable to give this clown Hayes the benny of the doubt of having good intentions. He made up two "facts" 1. that booing occured and 2. that Bush did nothing to stop it. It might be possible to get one wrong, but then to make up another to support the first. Associated Propagandists must fire this ahole immediately to maintain any degree of mere bias and not activie fact production.


27 posted on 09/06/2004 7:00:30 AM PDT by Wardawg (Hanoi John was here.)
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To: mrustow
Good to see someone spell out all the "nuances" in this story. Tom Brokaw ran a clip on Friday evening's newscast of the president's Clinton remarks and I heard cheers and applause--nothing else. It was a classy remark by the president, twisted by another hateful member of the DNC's media division.
Like Old Europe, they're Old News.
28 posted on 09/06/2004 7:01:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: jimbo123

ok, I sent a comment.


29 posted on 09/06/2004 7:04:17 AM PDT by tioga (GOP, the Grand Old Party. God Bless George W. Bush. Four More Years!)
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To: mrustow
I think we have to give this guy a break. Remember, he is a hard-core leftist.

I'm guessing that he actually heard the booing. In his mind. He was just reporting "his truth."

Also, in his mind, he actually heard the President doing nothing about it. Of course, in our reality, the President did nothing about it because it didn't happen, but who are we to judge what is reality and what isn't?

(steely)

30 posted on 09/06/2004 7:04:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: mrustow

You nailed it ... the democrap party has become the lefthand of Satan, complete with the blood of innocent children sacrificed to appease the demon.


31 posted on 09/06/2004 7:04:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: randog
Gotta luv those tireless bloggers!

Right?! Whodathunkit, that these guys with the cyber equivalent of peashooters would be bringing down the high and the mighty?

32 posted on 09/06/2004 7:11:19 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: RaceBannon

Wow! Thanks for posting your correspondence, Race.


33 posted on 09/06/2004 7:15:10 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Wardawg
It's not reasonable to give this clown Hayes the benny of the doubt of having good intentions. He made up two "facts" 1. that booing occured and 2. that Bush did nothing to stop it. It might be possible to get one wrong, but then to make up another to support the first. Associated Propagandists must fire this ahole immediately to maintain any degree of mere bias and not activie fact production.

I say, let them take as long as they like with the decision. The longer they try to ignore the story they created, the longer the story remains a story. We have to stop talking merely about "media bias," and talk more about media fraud.

34 posted on 09/06/2004 7:17:58 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: mrustow

Here's another left-leaning piece of work from Tom:

Police Portraying Protesters as 'Terrorists'
TOM HAYS / AP 29jan02
NEW YORK -- Saying police were more likely to provoke violence, anti-globalization activists planning peaceful protests of the World Economic Forum said Tuesday authorities are portraying them as terrorists. "The police have been putting up a counter-campaign trying to portray the protesters as terrorists," Mac Scott said at a Manhattan news conference called by protest organizers.

Another activist, Star Hawk, accused news media of focusing on a potential clash between demonstrators and the police, rather than the protesters' message of "global justice" for the poor and for developing nations.

"There is no secret cabal of violent thugs in the movement," she said.

The comments came a day after police officials announced plans to use nearly 4,000 officers to secure several blocks around the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in midtown Manhattan. About 3,000 political and business leaders will meet there Thursday-Monday for discussions on the world economy.

Citing street violence that has erupted at similar international forums in recent years, New York authorities say they will strictly enforce order. One law, dating to 1845, bars demonstrators from wearing masks.

Leaders of labor, student and environmental groups told reporters that peaceful demonstrations were planned for each day of the conference. Some will feature giant papier-mache puppets and song and dance, including a "Radical Rockette kick line."

"For weeks, the police have been training in riot tactics," said Brooke Lehman of Direct Action Network. "We've been training in samba, puppetry and street theater."

Partly as a show of solidarity with a city stricken by terrorism, the World Economic Forum is being held in New York instead of the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where it has been held for 31 years.

Protesters call the Forum "the dining club for the ruling class." Forum organizers counter by suggesting that angry demonstrations would be inappropriate after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. X X X


35 posted on 09/06/2004 7:20:49 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: Wardawg
It's not reasonable to give this clown Hayes the benny of the doubt of having good intentions. He made up two "facts" 1. that booing occured and 2. that Bush did nothing to stop it. It might be possible to get one wrong, but then to make up another to support the first.

Exactimiento!

Associated Propagandists must fire this ahole immediately to maintain any degree of mere bias and not activie fact production.

I say, let stay awhile, so Net journalists can make him as famous as Jayson Blair.

36 posted on 09/06/2004 7:22:58 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Good to see someone spell out all the "nuances" in this story. Tom Brokaw ran a clip on Friday evening's newscast of the president's Clinton remarks and I heard cheers and applause--nothing else. It was a classy remark by the president, twisted by another hateful member of the DNC's media division.
Like Old Europe, they're Old News.

I like that -- "Old Europe, Old News." I also saw it on TV (don't remember where), and heard the applause.

37 posted on 09/06/2004 7:24:24 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Steely Tom
I think we have to give this guy a break. Remember, he is a hard-core leftist.

I'm guessing that he actually heard the booing. In his mind. He was just reporting "his truth."

Also, in his mind, he actually heard the President doing nothing about it. Of course, in our reality, the President did nothing about it because it didn't happen, but who are we to judge what is reality and what isn't?

(steely)

Tom Hays: "My reality is that I am a bizarro American."

38 posted on 09/06/2004 7:26:01 AM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: Piquaboy
crAP
39 posted on 09/06/2004 7:27:25 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (todo su país es pertenece a nosotros)
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To: mrustow

I see you beat me to it.

I'm glad this story will not go away. Hopefully tomorrow when everyone is back from the holiday, the media will investigate this more.


40 posted on 09/06/2004 7:27:48 AM PDT by MaineRepublic
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for the e-mail links. Just fired off my thoughts!


41 posted on 09/06/2004 7:29:25 AM PDT by ride the whirlwind (Where I come from, deeds mean more than words. - Zell Miller)
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To: Piquaboy

AP=Alcohol-Prone


42 posted on 09/06/2004 7:31:23 AM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: All

If you listen to the audio, no honest person could mistake the soft murmur of the crowd (the "oohs") with a chorus of "boos." And even if you gave him the benefit of the doubt on that, how come the initial story didn't mention the loud cheers and appaluse in response to Bush wishing him a speedy recovery? The comment "Bush did nothing to stop it" was a cheap jab that showed the true intent of the story was to smear Bush, not report news.

When I first read the initial wire story (on Drudge), I was surprised and irritated that Republicans would be so vulgar. It didn't sound like my party at all, but rather the kind of thing you'd expect to see happen at a Democratic rally. When I saw the retraction come across, I was happy to see my gut reaction was well-founded.


43 posted on 09/06/2004 7:42:12 AM PDT by Hank All-American (Free Men, Free Minds, Free Markets baby!)
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To: mrustow

The AP seems to feel insulated from accountability because it is a wholesaler and not a retailer. The AP survives because of all the small newspapers which need a source to fill space on regional, national and world events, but those newspaper are dying off as newspaper readership steadily declines. It will not be long before we put those boys and girls in a museum along with broadcast network news and the fossils of Cronkite, Jennings, Brokaw, and Rather. It will be sooner than they think, who would have thought that Fox News could so humiliate the broadcast and cable networks in the ratings battle for the Republican Convention.


44 posted on 09/06/2004 7:46:52 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: mrustow
'oohs of surprise'?

The only times I have heard 'oohs of surprise' were at fireworks displays and in melodramatic musical theater productions.

45 posted on 09/06/2004 7:47:29 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: mrustow

Thanks for the ping!


46 posted on 09/06/2004 7:49:33 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: mrustow

They are in the tank for sKerry!!

Thats why WE are IMPORTANT in the defeat of Johnny.


47 posted on 09/06/2004 7:50:11 AM PDT by popparollo (Johnny we know your machine is at work!DISHONEST!!DISHONORABLE!!!COWARD!!!!)
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To: randog; mrustow

It wasn't just the bloggers.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1206700/posts


48 posted on 09/06/2004 7:52:20 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.©)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Yeah, remind everyone that we at Free Republic broke this story. :)

By the way, Mens News Daily has picked up this Nicholas Stix story:

http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/newswire/news2004/0904/090604-ap-boos.htm


49 posted on 09/06/2004 7:57:20 AM PDT by MaineRepublic
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To: RaceBannon
This is pretty much the same reply I received from the Boston Globe's web editor - the story is no longer linked directly from their site, so in their opinion, it no longer exists! While in fact, the bogus story is STILL being hosted by their web server, and anyone with the URL can bring it up.

Their web master could truly kill the story with a single keystroke (renaming the fraudulent source document), but nooooo.
50 posted on 09/06/2004 7:57:28 AM PDT by Company Man
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