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Say no to APís shoddy work
Boston Herald ^ | December 3, 2006 | Jules Crittenden

Posted on 12/03/2006 6:51:30 AM PST by baystaterebel

When a company defrauds its customers, or delivers shoddy goods, the customers sooner or later are going to take their business elsewhere. But if that company has a virtual monopoly, and offers something its customers must have, they may have no choice but to keep taking it.

That’s when the customers, en masse, need to raise a stink. That’s when someone else with the resources needs to seriously consider whether the time is ripe to compete.

The Associated Press is embroiled in a scandal. Conservative bloggers, the new media watchdogs, lifted a rock at the AP.

Curt at Floppingaces, www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com, led the charge. He thought there was something strange about an AP report, and took a second look at it, then a third look. He and others blew the lid off it. The AP is making up war crimes. But the resulting stink in the blogosphere has barely wrinkled a nose in the mainstream press. The ethics-obsessed Poynter Institute seems to be oblivious to it.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; associatedpress; corruption; enemy; enemywithin; jamilhussein; media; mediabias; msm; within
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You would think there would be more of a stink from the main stream media over the AP's obvious bias.

But then.....

Were talking about the main stream media here.

1 posted on 12/03/2006 6:51:33 AM PST by baystaterebel
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To: baystaterebel

yeah but they all support each other

msm lifts ap articles and ap knows who will carry their water

its all working hand in glove

thats why 90% of news is totally unreliable, well maybe im a bit generous on the %


2 posted on 12/03/2006 6:53:52 AM PST by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: baystaterebel
They will keep getting away with junk reporting as long as people listen to it.

The real problem is when conservatives listen to them. Such as lynching Denny Hastert for Foley's peccadillos.

Nothing will change as long as people (including conservatives) are addicted to false scandal.

3 posted on 12/03/2006 6:57:10 AM PST by what's up
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To: baystaterebel

Thank you for posting this.

The drivebymedia is doing serious damage to our country.


4 posted on 12/03/2006 7:08:11 AM PST by upchuck (Republicans didn`t lose this time around because they were conservative, but because they WEREN`T!)
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To: baystaterebel

The MSM gave us bill clinton by burying his past and glorifying his present. They almost got away with it by uplifting two despicable people.

I am very worried that the MSM will elect the most depicable of all in 08.


5 posted on 12/03/2006 7:10:19 AM PST by winodog
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To: what's up

I've simply stopped buying newspapers, period. I agree with the comparison to the US auto industry. In the seventies and eighties the Big Three decided they could build anything and people would have to take it.

I had Chevys that didn't run, Buicks, Olds, Fords, Chyrslers and Plymouths. All of which spent serious time in the shop.

I have owned two Toyota Camrys. Change the oil, never a single problem for 120,000 miles.

Newspapers better figure this out.


6 posted on 12/03/2006 7:11:03 AM PST by kjo
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To: baystaterebel
You would think there would be more of a stink from the main stream media over the AP's obvious bias.

They aren't biased. They are partisan. There is a difference.

7 posted on 12/03/2006 7:12:38 AM PST by SampleMan
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To: baystaterebel

The MSM has not come to terms with what Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com has called "An Army of Davids." With circulation plummeting, newspapers need to realize that readers have found other choices. The press needs to tell AP to shape up.


8 posted on 12/03/2006 7:13:35 AM PST by sono ("Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" - Gunnery Sgt Thomas "Gunny" Highway)
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To: baystaterebel

Geesh, give some decent context with the post. There's no idea suggested as to what AP story or stories this is about.


9 posted on 12/03/2006 7:14:56 AM PST by bvw
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To: winodog

The MSM is high on their election victory of this year - there is no way they aren't going to go even farther (is that possible?) in 2008.


10 posted on 12/03/2006 7:16:12 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: baystaterebel

They papers are so busy fending off death they have no strength or resources for battling the AP.

The AP allows them to print pages containig advertisements. The AP is merely ad fodder.


11 posted on 12/03/2006 7:16:41 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Rozerem commercials give me nightmares)
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To: bvw
"Geesh, give some decent context with the post. There's no idea suggested as to what AP story or stories this is about."

Yes there is, both in the story itself at the link and at the source cited in the story: www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com

12 posted on 12/03/2006 7:18:00 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: baystaterebel

The MSM has shed all pretext of neutrality. It's become open partisan warfare with the media adopting the ethics of a marketing campaign that's hawking 'male enhancement' pills. Half truths and 'spin' are now passe', replaced with lies, fabrication and self censorship.


13 posted on 12/03/2006 7:21:13 AM PST by Spok (What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: SW6906

http://floppingaces2.blogspot.com/2006/11/getting-news-from-enemy-update-iv.html


14 posted on 12/03/2006 7:22:38 AM PST by RonDog
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To: baystaterebel

The present and future of the MSM (including the AP) rests in our hands. With subscribtion rates plummeting and viewers vanishing, as much as they try to pretend that they are still in charge of the news media, behind closed doors they know they are in trouble. As long as we refuse to buy their fiction or tune in to watch their crockumentaries and so-called "news programs", they know that the end is approaching. We have seen tiny patadigm shifts at papers such as the WaPo that has, in recent weeks, published a couple of articles that chastised and exposed liberals for the party of lies and deceipt that they are.

We can finish the job if more of us drop our newspaper subscription (addiction) and find something else to watch besides TV news; whether local or national - they ALL suck!!

It's in OUR hands!


15 posted on 12/03/2006 7:25:43 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: RonDog

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=ap


16 posted on 12/03/2006 7:25:46 AM PST by RonDog
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To: SW6906

And I'm sure neither of those places play the damn girly boy tease like was done here.


17 posted on 12/03/2006 7:27:05 AM PST by bvw
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To: baystaterebel
Curt at Floppingaces, www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com, led the charge.

More LIES from the LEFT. Credit should be given where credit is due. Of course the Boston Herald is yet more of the same-old, same-old LEFTIST dinosaur media out to present itself as the bastion of the "middle ground".

SALON: 'MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE AS A GOING CONCERN' Yahoo ^ | 6/26/02
The KEYWORDS DEATHWATCH appear in 2002.

Statement by Salon CEO Michael O'Donnell Re Press Reports on Webzine's finances (good for a laugh)
Both of the KEYWORDS DEATHWATCH and LIBERALMEDIA appear in 2002.

And last but certainly not least, below is the GRAND DADDY of Media Deathwatch organizations that has truly LEAD THE CHARGE;

The mission of the Media Research Center (MRC) is to bring balance to the news media. Leaders of America's conservative movement have long believed that within the national news media a strident liberal bias existed that influenced the public's understanding of critical issues. On October 1, 1987, a group of young determined conservatives set out to not only prove — through sound scientific research

1987 is a tad before Curt at Floppingraces2.blogspot.com was "leading".
For those of you in Rio Linda, MRC will celebrating TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE next year.
18 posted on 12/03/2006 7:31:44 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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From news.bostonherald.com":
"...It has to do with the AP’s Iraqi stringers and an oft-quoted Iraqi police captain named Jamil Hussein.

Problem is, the Iraqi police say Capt. Hussein does not exist. The Iraqi police and U.S. military say an incident described in an AP report - Iraqi soldiers standing by as people were burned alive in a mosque - didn’t happen. Another AP-reported incident, U.S. soldiers shooting 11 civilians, also never happened, the military says.

When the AP was forced to acknowledge this situation, it did so in a story about a new Interior Ministry policy regarding false reports. The AP buried the fact that its own false report prompted this new policy..."


19 posted on 12/03/2006 7:33:15 AM PST by RonDog
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To: pyx

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"Curt at Floppingaces, www.floppingaces2.blogspot.com, led the charge."

More LIES from the LEFT. Credit should be given where credit is due.
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They are talking about his one particular issue with the AP of the false war crime stories.


20 posted on 12/03/2006 7:44:12 AM PST by avacado
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