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To: Alas Babylon!; Just mythoughts; finnman69; speedy; A Balrog of Morgoth; rfp1234; ...

Ruh Ro! Jennifer Loven is in a bit of trouble now. She went too far with her bias this time, and Editor and Publisher did a story on it.

The worst part for her is that it is linked via Drudge’s page. The AP will be forced to marginalize and muzzle her for awhile – and hope this doesn’t get too much coverage. They better hope no one discovers that her husband is a DNC insider and advisor to John Kerry.

AP's Bush 'Straw Man' Story: News Analysis Or Unlabeled Opinion?

NEW YORK Did a recent Associated Press story examining President George Bush's alleged tendency to use a "straw man" approach in his speeches cross the line from news to biased opinion? Or was it just a long-overdue, in-depth review of the president's public speaking approach? The viewpoint, as often happens in Washington, depends on whose blog you are reading, and what you consider opinion and analysis. Still, the article by reporter Jennifer Loven sparked an interesting debate on the blogosphere, and in some newsrooms, over how such an examination of a public figure can cross the line from reporting to opining. Since the piece was not labeled a column, or even analysis, it raised some eyebrows as it veered into a sharp attack on Bush's use of such tactics.

49 posted on 03/22/2006 4:40:50 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Oh dear. Did AP get caught with their pants down AGAIN?


52 posted on 03/22/2006 5:03:44 PM PST by McGavin999 (The US media is afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder)
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To: SkyPilot

Hah! And then they end the article by saying so far the Powerline request for comment only came up with 2. They end an article about a smear with a smear.

Will a reporter try to fact-check the AP's biased hit piece? I would say probably not. Once again, it's up to the alternative sites to do it. Thanks "reporters" or as I call you, idiots. I'm glad Moveon is happy with the AP, when are they not? When ever have conservatives agreed with what the AP has written? Does this raise ANY flags?

Thanks for the ping SkyPilot. This story has gotten to me, especially after the media's defense of its reporting as unbiased all day.


55 posted on 03/22/2006 5:41:02 PM PST by soloNYer
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To: SkyPilot

bttt


57 posted on 03/22/2006 5:44:34 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans repost....

Ruh Ro! Jennifer Loven is in a bit of trouble now. She went too far with her bias this time, and Editor and Publisher did a story on it.

The worst part for her is that it is linked via Drudge’s page. The AP will be forced to marginalize and muzzle her for awhile – and hope this doesn’t get too much coverage. They better hope no one discovers that her husband is a DNC insider and advisor to John Kerry.

AP's Bush 'Straw Man' Story: News Analysis Or Unlabeled Opinion?

NEW YORK Did a recent Associated Press story examining President George Bush's alleged tendency to use a "straw man" approach in his speeches cross the line from news to biased opinion? Or was it just a long-overdue, in-depth review of the president's public speaking approach? The viewpoint, as often happens in Washington, depends on whose blog you are reading, and what you consider opinion and analysis. Still, the article by reporter Jennifer Loven sparked an interesting debate on the blogosphere, and in some newsrooms, over how such an examination of a public figure can cross the line from reporting to opining. Since the piece was not labeled a column, or even analysis, it raised some eyebrows as it veered into a sharp attack on Bush's use of such tactics.

58 posted on 03/22/2006 5:47:03 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: SkyPilot; weegee
Jennifer Loven is in a bit of trouble now. She went too far with her bias this time, and Editor and Publisher did a story on it.

I wish it were so, Sky Pilot, but read the E&P piece again.

AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said the piece was "a good way to explain to readers what rhetorical devices people, in this case the president, use to make their point." She also did not believe the article should have been labeled opinion or needed to include any White House comment. "This was not a piece that was critical, it was explanatory," Carroll said.

In a statement, AP spokesman Jack Stokes wrote: "Jennifer Loven's story was one of an ongoing series of fact-checking stories that dig beyond the rhetoric. Editors tell us they want more of these stories."

So, not only do they defend her smear, they want MORE of it!!!!!

The MSM and DNC have fully merged. There is no difference.

62 posted on 03/22/2006 8:01:20 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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On Monday, Washington Post blogger Dan Froomkin called Loven's piece "a bold departure for Associated Press," adding that Bush's straw-man arguments are "extensive and generally unchallenged."

LOL! If you look up "barking moonbat" in the dictionary, you'll see a picture of Dan Froomkin...

63 posted on 03/22/2006 8:18:59 PM PST by an amused spectator (Bush Runner! The Donkey is after you! Bush Runner! When he catches you, you're through!)
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