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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

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1 posted on 09/13/2004 6:15:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMajority
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To: ConservativeMajority

This guy should hang out with Dan Rather.


2 posted on 09/13/2004 6:17:56 AM PDT by jhigh
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To: ConservativeMajority

He's just trying to get on the cocktail circuit in D.C.


3 posted on 09/13/2004 6:18:13 AM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: ConservativeMajority

Some things never change -- Lindlaw was a jerk in 2000 and has been ever since. AP is getting to have about the same credibility as CBS -- zero, zip, nada! So now we have Lindlaw appearing under a different by-line as we all know he is biased?


4 posted on 09/13/2004 6:21:30 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Kerry is DOOMED!)
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To: ConservativeMajority
Lying LindLaw may have thought he saw one person out of thousands boo. In his pathetic mind, that was enough reason to smear the whole audience and admonish Bush by lying.
5 posted on 09/13/2004 6:23:45 AM PDT by demlosers (51 days left until the Kerry campaign is put out of its misery.)
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To: ConservativeMajority

If that's true, why didn't Laidlaw's name go on the byline instead of a guy (Hayes) who wasn't there?

And, then when AP corrected the story, there was no reporter bylined?


6 posted on 09/13/2004 6:23:54 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: ConservativeMajority
Lindlaw said, "What I had to say I put in the wire."

Translation: "McAuliffe's check cleared. I did what I was paid to do. Leave me alone."

7 posted on 09/13/2004 6:24:02 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: jhigh
Is this guy joking? Has he seen the tape of that rally that proves him 100% wrong!

I guess this fool is Rather's long-lost illegitimate son.
8 posted on 09/13/2004 6:25:02 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: jhigh

another media liar...go ahead stand by your story. Anthing you say from now on is suspect...not going to believe word one. We know who you are. That is a good thing...by the way, did you know there is a videotape?


9 posted on 09/13/2004 6:25:19 AM PDT by nyconse
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To: ConservativeMajority

What a Clymer.


10 posted on 09/13/2004 6:26:06 AM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: ConservativeMajority

Okay ... well, then go over there and stand next to Gunga Dan.


11 posted on 09/13/2004 6:27:26 AM PDT by small_l_libertarian (Wrapped comfortably in my cozy duvet of rage...)
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To: nyconse

This "That's my story and I'm sticking with it" line is going to be the downfall of the MSM.


12 posted on 09/13/2004 6:27:28 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: ConservativeMajority

What is wrong with these people??


13 posted on 09/13/2004 6:28:23 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Morologus es!)
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To: ConservativeMajority

Is he the guy that authenticated the CBS memos?


14 posted on 09/13/2004 6:29:10 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: ConservativeMajority

Okay, I'm reasonably certain that there just might have been one or two low-lifes at the rally and that they might have boo'ed the President when he spoke of Clinton. Just remeber the reactions some here at FR had.

BUT - to report "the crowd booed" and the President did nothing to stop it is beyond belief.

I guess the New Ethics in Journalism states - report whatever fits your agenda and, when confronted with overwhelming evidence that your report is false, stick by your report and refuse to answer any further questions.


16 posted on 09/13/2004 6:29:58 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (A vote for JF'nK is a vote for Peace in our Time!)
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To: nyconse
We should preface any future AP articles penned by him with a LINDLAW ALERT.
17 posted on 09/13/2004 6:31:23 AM PDT by nana4bush
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To: ConservativeMajority
When asked if he heard booing as he reported, he replied, "I did."

Then it was an error to change the story.

Here's a jab to all those who accused Tom Hays of being the original author.

18 posted on 09/13/2004 6:32:50 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: netmilsmom

I'll tell you what's wrong with these people...they hate republicans and especially conservative republicans but they hate this country more! The MSM is going to get people killed. When this happens, all hell is going to break loose and the MSM is going to have to pay a price for their lying and distorting the news. I hope I live long enough to see them pay a price for their arrogant views. Watch the little rats scurry then!


19 posted on 09/13/2004 6:33:30 AM PDT by Cricket24
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To: ConservativeMajority

Scott Lindlaw -- remember that name, it's the name of another liar from the MSM.


20 posted on 09/13/2004 6:33:57 AM PDT by tioga
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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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To: cyncooper

How did AP explain Hays' name being used as the reporter that filed the original story?


41 posted on 09/13/2004 7:08:21 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Well, Hays wrote the article, which was about Clinton going into the hospital. Inserted in the story was the booing business. There was also a blip about Kerry addressing his rally.

At the end it listed four additional reporters who contributed to the story but left out Lindlaw. They should have included him, obviously.

But it is not unusual for a reporter to have a story with a byline and have other reporters contribute to it. It was obvious to me from the start that the boo lie did not emanate from Hays.


42 posted on 09/13/2004 7:11:54 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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To: ConservativeMajority

Another case of who do you trust: A couple hundred eyewitnesses or a liberal on a mission?


43 posted on 09/13/2004 7:12:10 AM PDT by anonymous_user ("F" is for Forgery.)
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To: ladyjane

The subject of the original Hays bylined story was not the Bush rally, it was Clinton's hospitalization, and yes, it is normal for a reporter to byline a story and then at the end to note other reporters who contributed.

The original story had Hays' byline and noted at the end four reporters who contributed, but they did not include Lindlaw.

So the error wasn't Hays' byline, it was omitting Lindlaw from the list of "contributors" at the end.

The subsequent stories that went out over the wire that focused on the booing alone had one story bylined by Deb Reichman and I'm not sure if any got sent with Lindlaw's byline. I know it appeared without attribution on most sites and publications.


44 posted on 09/13/2004 7:16:18 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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To: cyncooper

Thanks. Now, I am less confused. Why would I expect complete transparency from the AP?

I'm still waiting for an answer from the AP on the vetting of another source they used in a story.


45 posted on 09/13/2004 7:20:24 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: ConservativeMajority

>>>...they decided it was oohs, not boos.<<<


ROFLOL! Hilarious! Oohs, not boos!! Too funny! This struck me totally silly!!

Thanks for posting this -- strangely enough, I'd only first heard of the booing (or should I say oohing! LOL!) incident in Pukin' Dog's Absolutely Excellent A+ FRant (Open Letter to MSM) the other day.

These people are truly pitiful.

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46 posted on 09/13/2004 7:27:46 AM PDT by viaveritasvita ("When Love takes you in, everything changes.")
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To: jimbo123

I sent the following email. No need to be rude, eh?

Sir:

I respectfully submit to you that AP needs to report on John Kerry's insistence that George Bush clear up his National Guard service while refusing to, himself, sign form 180. This is a key issue since Mr. Kerry has made it so by his direct challenge to the President's service.

This will help to offset a current perception that the totality of AP's reporting has been biased. For example, the "Boo" story has served to incredibily undermine the credibility the reports being submitted by your campaign cadre.

Thank you for your consideration of my suggestion.


47 posted on 09/13/2004 7:33:01 AM PDT by Thickman (Regis to Kerry: "Is that your final answer?")
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Why would I expect complete transparency from the AP?

I'm still fuming over their "the U.S. bombed a 'wedding party'" story they put out from Iraq. Long after our guys provided more than ample documentation and evidence to refute it, they persisted in reporting it that way.

48 posted on 09/13/2004 7:34:38 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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To: Kryptonite
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.

Glad that's now known far and wide.

Too bad Lindlaw isn't following the Kerry Kamp. He wouldn't need earplugs for the non-existant "crowd noise".

LOL

49 posted on 09/13/2004 7:36:38 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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To: jimbo123

Then I sent another email from another one of my email accounts that read as follows along with a copy of the Talon News story:

Sirs:

Following is news report about your organization's reporting. I do not believe that this is going to go away or be forgotten. Personally, I have asked my local paper to better scrutinize the AP reports that it publishes since there seems to be an agenda being inserted into the stories submitted by your political reporters.


50 posted on 09/13/2004 7:38:07 AM PDT by Thickman (Regis to Kerry: "Is that your final answer?")
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