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AP Chairman Slobbers All Over Obama
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/05/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: Earlier this week our beloved Dear Leader showed up at the American Society of News Editors to make a speech at lunchtime. This was the annual Associated Press luncheon, and Obama shows up and he was introduced by a guy by the name of Dean Singleton. Dean Singleton is the chairman of the Associated Press. What is the Associated Press? The Associated Press is a news wire predominantly. They do have audio networks, radio news networks, and on their websites they have video. But they're predominantly a wire service.

They are responsible for 90% of the national news that shows up in every newspaper, outside the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times. They're everywhere. And they want everybody to believe that they're straight down the middle. That they are uninterested in the outcome of events. That they are just as fair and unbiased and objective as the business model demands and calls for. They are the epitome of journalistic standards. That's the AP. That's what they want everybody to believe. I have three sound bites here of Dean Singleton introducing the president of the United States. Here's the first.

SINGLETON: I asked him a question from the audience related to how he might deal with "Obama" bin Laden, if elected. In his always genteel way, he asked, "Might you be referring to Osama bin Laden?" It was a slip of the tongue heard around the world. Thanks to the delights of our digital age, and YouTube in particular, I won't soon escape that embarrassing moment, even four years later. But we do have the answer to the question. Today there is no mistaking his name and even I can't mess it up. It's Mr. President.

RUSH: And they cheered, and Mr. Singleton continued...

SINGLETON: President Obama made history as the first minority to be elected president. Even many who opposed his election felt proud of our country as he took the oath of office. As president, he inherited the headwinds of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. He pushed through Congress the biggest economic recovery plan in history and led a government reorganization of two of the Big Three auto manufacturers to save them from oblivion. He pursued domestic and foreign policy agendas that were controversial to many, highlighted by a signature into law of the most comprehensive health care legislation in history.

RUSH: Now, you tell me who wrote this for this guy. That sounds like Jay Carney wrote this. It sounds like somebody in the White House wrote this. This is the chairman of the AP introducing Barack Obama to a room full of journalists as a messiah: He overcame such obstacles. He inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression! He saved two automobile companies. He signed the biggest health care reform legislation in the history of the world into law. He's like our god!

Here's more from Mr. Singleton...

SINGLETON: While we thought the 2008 White House race was rough and tumble, the 2012 race makes it look like bumper cars by comparison. Our country has become even more polarized. The 1% and the 99% are at each other's throats. Really, who would want this job in the first place? We're very honored today to have the man currently holding the office and aspiring for it for another term, and -- with apologizes to Al Green -- my new favorite singer, ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States of America.

RUSH: And Obama came out and there were cheers and so forth. The only thing missing at the end of the introduction was, "I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this message." It's a campaign ad delivered by the chairman of the Associated Press. "I'm Barack Obama. I approve this message." I air this for you because nobody else is going to air it -- I mean, in terms of the networks, you're not gonna see it anywhere -- and just to offer you confirmation of where the media is vis-a-vis Obama and his reelection and basically making the case for him. Whatever they say in the White House is what AP is gonna report. If they want accolades, AP is going to be right there with all the accolades necessary.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: ap; assininepress; deansingleton; liberalmedia; partisanmedia; rush; rushtranscript; talkradio

1 posted on 04/05/2012 12:33:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Would you expect any less from the lap dog leftist media???


2 posted on 04/05/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

“AP” = Admiring Progressives News Wire


3 posted on 04/05/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Kaslin

On the plus side, he verified that Dear Leader is free of colon polyps.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 12:39:34 PM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Kaslin

If the guy was not biased, he could have politely introduced 0bama, even said he was the first minority, said some vague things about some of the challenges without sound like someone else is to be blamed for them, etc.. It would have been possible to be polite and diplomatic without acting like he worships him. So that tells you that he REALLY is in it for 0bama, and not to expect objectivity in anything coming out of the AP.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 12:43:44 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Kaslin
I heard this today, not knowing the speaker. It came across similarly to a 6th grader reading a book report.
6 posted on 04/05/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Kaslin
Dean Singleton is a thug who has screwed so many people in his life that he once was afraid that his own managers were going to throw him in a pool and toss in an electrical cord after him.

His little speech was done to ingratiate himself with the Maximum Leader so he can get more morsels from him.

7 posted on 04/05/2012 12:44:34 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator

The AP was once the gold standard in news reporting.
I’m old enough to remember...


8 posted on 04/05/2012 1:00:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The AP was once the gold standard in news reporting. I’m old enough to remember...

And the pity is that it happened so fast.

Now, the entire news media - definitely including the AP - is corrupted by liberal bias. Unfortunately, most Americans still don't realize this and believe the 'news' they get is actually objective. That's whats scary.

9 posted on 04/05/2012 1:10:59 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Kaslin

Once again the MSM demonstrates, without hint of any shame, how they are completely corrupt. They are liberal, left-wing activists. There was a day when they sought to mask their bias. Even that day is long gone. Now they eagerly show themselves with their hands in their pants as Obama enters the room.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 1:13:38 PM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Kaslin

Man, some of these people have a LOT more White Guilt than I EVER had.

That, or an infestation of the scaly rash, Smug Progressivitis.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: WayneM

The turd does not fall far from the asshole.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 1:31:17 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Jim Scott

My favorite quote from my most ardent leftist friend:

“No, I don’t think the media is biased, but I think Foxnews is RIGHT WING.”

WRONG on BOTH counts.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 1:54:51 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kaslin

In a 2010 radio interview Singleton admitted that he’d voted for Obama. His successor at AP, Mike Reed, contributed mucho dough to John Edwards’ presidential campaign.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: Regulator

“Dean Singleton is a thug who has screwed so many people in his life that he once was afraid that his own managers were going to throw him in a pool and toss in an electrical cord after him.”

He appears to be wheel chair bound, so maybe someone did!


15 posted on 04/05/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Kaslin

AP is also republishing North Korean government propaganda as news... which is totally insane.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 4:40:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

Duly tweeted


17 posted on 04/05/2012 5:32:30 PM PDT by NYpeanut (BO leads a whining army of pickpockets and parasites in an endless orgy of self-righteousness)
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18 posted on 04/05/2012 5:37:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Duly tweeted


19 posted on 04/05/2012 5:43:09 PM PDT by NYpeanut (BO leads a whining army of pickpockets and parasites in an endless orgy of self-righteousness)
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To: Kaslin

Ah, the State Run Media.

I’m glad to see Rush hold them up to the ridicule they so richly deserve.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 6:06:16 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: depressed in 06

Crude, very crude but true.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 7:02:46 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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