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AP Reporter in 'Clinton Booed' Flap Stands by Claim
Talon News ^ | 9/13/2004 | Jeff Gannon, White House Correspondent

Posted on 09/13/2004 6:15:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMajority

WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- An Associated Press reporter who filed a story that former President Clinton was 'booed' at a Wisconsin rally when President George W. Bush announced that his predecessor had been hospitalized for heart surgery is standing by his claim. Scott Lindlaw, a White House correspondent who was among the reporters traveling with President Bush during the campaign swing to several battleground states, provided the information for the story that appeared under the byline of Tom Hays.

No other news agency reported any booing and none is audible on network television clips, but the AP sent out the article with the statement, "Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them."

Shortly after the article appeared on the wire, Karen Hughes, an advisor to President Bush, demanded it be corrected. The AP deleted the two sentences from the story and released it with no byline.

Tom Curley, AP president and CEO, was asked by Talon News to explain the circumstances surrounding the correction.

Curley said, "The reporter and a couple others standing with him thought they heard booing. After checking of tapes, they decided it was oohs, not boos."

Curley also confirmed that Hays was not present at the Wisconsin rally, but was in New York at the time of the event. The reference to "booing" came from material provided by Lindlaw. Talon News confronted Lindlaw on Friday about the discrepancy in his reporting of the event.

When asked if he heard booing as he reported, he replied, "I did."

Lindlaw declined to be interviewed but insisted that his reporting was accurate.

Lindlaw said, "What I had to say I put in the wire."

Lindlaw refused to answer any other questions about the report. Lindlaw provided no explanation for making a charge that would create a negative impression of President Bush and his supporters.

Some have criticized Lindlaw's previous work for having an anti-Bush slant. In July, he wrote an article that used detailed quotes from a meeting of Washington, DC conservatives that was "off the record." The original source of the quotes was not Lindlaw, since he was not present at the meeting.

His story, titled "Some Key Conservatives Uneasy About Bush," suggested that because one of the 150 participants in the meeting had expressed misgivings about the Iraq war, conservatives are perhaps turning away from the president. Lindlaw quotes two men from Missouri to support his thesis, one of whom is undecided about which candidate he may vote for.

Copyright © 2004 Talon News -- All rights reserved.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; boo; booed; booing; clinton; liar; lie; lindlaw; lying; mediabias; medialies; scottlindlaw; tomhays
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To: jhigh

Lindlaw and Rather are the direct result of the postmodernist "your truth" - "my truth" garbage. If there is a denial of objective truth among academics, what else to expect?


21 posted on 09/13/2004 6:34:18 AM PDT by Jeff Blogworthy
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To: PhiKapMom
Over the years in the workplace I had an epiphany one morning after reading my hard copy memos and my emails. I realized that all I had to read was who was copied on a memo, who it was written by, and what the subject was and in that order. Usually after the first two triggers were spotted, the memo or email went in the trash bin without the body even being read.

The media is now kept in the same company as unethical, self serving, power hungry, agenda driven, morons IMHO. They see not the waste and resulting damage of their suspect efforts. It catches up with them eventually.

22 posted on 09/13/2004 6:34:41 AM PDT by blackdog (Illegitumi non carborundum)
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To: Cricket24

You're right and it's scary.
My kids are six and four. Thank God I homeschool.


23 posted on 09/13/2004 6:36:35 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Morologus es!)
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To: ConservativeMajority

He spoke the truth at least:

Lindlaw said, "What I had to say I put in the wire."


What he H A D to say ???


24 posted on 09/13/2004 6:37:10 AM PDT by steplock
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To: Cricket24

"The MSM is going to get people killed."
The MSM already has blood on it's hands.


"I hope I live long enough to see them pay a price for their arrogant views"
Me too.


25 posted on 09/13/2004 6:38:38 AM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: ConservativeMajority
Lindlaw declined to be interviewed but insisted that his reporting was accurate.

The poor devil's hearing "voices". What else can you say?

Kerry-Edwards: Forging Athead

 


26 posted on 09/13/2004 6:39:13 AM PDT by Semi Civil Servant (Kerry-Edwards: FORGING AHEAD)
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To: ConservativeMajority

Direct phone number to AP President & CEO Tim Curley

1-212-621-7550

He usually picks up his own phone.

I've spoken to him about the AP's "1000 booed while Bush did nothing" and I called to ask why the AP hasn't requested Kerry's military records.

On the Military record issue, the guy tried to lie to me that the AP had seen ALL of Kerry's records and there was nothing to report. I asked how that could be since Kerry hasn't signed Form 180 and released all his records. Silence, thank you, click.

Sounds like Mr. Curley needs another call from me.


27 posted on 09/13/2004 6:39:34 AM PDT by Republican Red (We're going to win one for the gipper...they're going to lose one for the flipper)
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To: ConservativeMajority

Mr. Scott Lindlaw
Associated Press (NS-300I)
White House Reporter

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9494
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email: slindlaw@ap.org


28 posted on 09/13/2004 6:41:00 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: netmilsmom

Good for you for homeschooling. My son is grown but if I had to do it over again, I would homeschool. I am always telling my relatives to get their kids out of public schools! The problem is that people don't want to put in the kind of time it takes to homeschool their children. They might actually have to spend a lot of time with them!


29 posted on 09/13/2004 6:42:10 AM PDT by Cricket24
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Because Hays was writing about Clinton's hospitalization in New York. Lindlaw, as noted here, was traveling with President Bush and submitted the "report" (lie) from the rally.

I had pointed out consistantly from the beginning that the AP in general, not JUST Hays (he deserved to be contacted for a story with his byline, but not the sole target) should be held to account.


30 posted on 09/13/2004 6:43:36 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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To: jhigh

right.. and I'm the only other person besides Danny boy to
get a Christmas card from JK from Cambodia in 68.


31 posted on 09/13/2004 6:45:21 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the piece: seeBS -all your forgeries are belong to us)
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To: steplock
Hello,

I noticed that too, very strange wording. Not "..I wrote what I saw.." or anything like that.

Glad to be here, MOgirl
32 posted on 09/13/2004 6:50:51 AM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: ConservativeMajority
Lindlaw said, "What I had to say I put in the wire."

This part is true.

33 posted on 09/13/2004 6:52:33 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: ConservativeMajority

Just like CBS. Don't admit you're wrong in the face of rock solid evidence.

Old Media. So yesterday.


34 posted on 09/13/2004 6:53:38 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Cricket24

>>They might actually have to spend a lot of time with them!


That is soooo the truth!
I love having my girls with me. It doesn't get better than this.


35 posted on 09/13/2004 6:58:38 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Morologus es!)
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To: cyncooper

Is this the norm now - by-line goes to the person sitting at a desk 1,000 miles away who not only wasn't there but wasn't even listening? Isn't that what the kid from the NYTimes did?


36 posted on 09/13/2004 6:59:32 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Republican Red

Ring

"Mr. Curley? This is Jason Blair, I've gotten the impression that there may be a place for me at AP. I can't wait to meet Mr. Moe and Mr. Larry."


37 posted on 09/13/2004 7:00:01 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Cricket24

If you cannot homeschool, do what I did - teach them AFTER school and on weekends!

Bring them to work with you - especially if you are self-employed or work for a small business that knows the worth of educating the kids in REAL life.

Take them to museums, parks, zoos, especially any science and math exhibits - TALK to them and explain EVERYTHING!

It does soak in no matter what the ??? in the NEA attempt to do with their minds.

Both my sons were public schooled - both were told in public school that they were stupid/dumb (sounds like what they say about Bush?) and should drop out - both are now independent, married, very well off and make a heck of a lot more money that even the head of the Katy (TX) ISD makes!


38 posted on 09/13/2004 7:04:44 AM PDT by steplock
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To: ConservativeMajority
He sees alot of things that aren't there....

-------------------------------------------------

Cheap Shot
February 16, 2004
That’s a Stretch, Scott

As Instapundit points out this morning, Scott Lindlaw of the Associated Press tries really, really hard to link Bush's appearance at the Daytona 500 Sunday back to the story about his National Guard service.

Writes Lindlaw:

With his wife, Laura, trailing him, Bush walked the pit, mingling with drivers, shaking hands with fans. He peered into car No. 16, sponsored by the National Guard, and if the car reminded him of the tempest swirling around his own service in the Texas Air National Guard, he didn't show it.

Scott also looks back, with this non sequitur: "The president got a much warmer reception than Bill Clinton did when he visited a NASCAR race as a candidate in September 1992, when the question of his lack of Vietnam-era military service was dogging Clinton."

Evidently if you send Lindlaw to a NASCAR race, instead of journalism you get armchair psychoanalysis and a history lesson. We can't wait to see how he covers the NCAA tournament.

--B.K.

http://www.campaigndesk.org/archives/000150.asp

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He was wearing earplugs at the Bush rally in Wisconsin! EARPLUGS!

AP REPORTER: Scott Lindlaw?

The Crowd That Didn't Boo Power Line ^ | 9/9/04 | Power Line

Posted on 09/10/2004 4:37:35 AM PDT by Elkiejg

AP REPORTER: Scott Lindlaw?

The Crowd That Didn't Boo Power Line ^ | 9/9/04 | Power Line

Posted on 09/10/2004 4:37:35 AM PDT by Elkiejg

We may be inching closer to the truth about the false Associated Press report claiming that a Republican crowd in West Allis, Wisconsin, booed the announcement that President Clinton had been hospitalized, and "President Bush did nothing to stop them."

We have an inside source who was present at the rally and is familiar with the reporters involved. Our source tells us that Tom Hays, whose byline was on the false AP report, was not at the West Allis rally. He is not one of the AP reporters assigned to cover President Bush, and is believed to have been in New York at the time.

Our source says that the AP reporter behind the story was Scott Lindlaw. Lindlaw is one of the AP reporters who cover the Bush campaign. His anti-Bush prejudices are well-known; our source has heard him say that his "mission" is to see that Bush is not re-elected.

On the day of the West Allis rally, Lindlaw was wearing ear plugs in his ears, as he often does to minimize crowd noise. After Bush's speech, he approached another AP reporter and said that he thought he had heard boos, and asked whether his colleague had heard any. The second AP reporter said that she didn't hear any booing. Nevertheless, Lindlaw apparently sent in a story, which wound up for some unexplained reason under Tom Hays' byline, which said:

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

We will add questions about Mr. Lindlaw to those we are directing to the Associated Press.

http://www.620wtmj.com/620programs/charliesykes/weblog.asp

39 posted on 09/13/2004 7:05:06 AM PDT by Kryptonite
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To: Kryptonite

And now Lindlaw has admitted he was the "reporter" responsible for the story.


40 posted on 09/13/2004 7:07:20 AM PDT by ConservativeMajority
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