Tuesday, October 18, 2005

HAREBRAINED AP REPORTS "Sunnis Appear to Fall Short in Iraq Vote"

How twisted does your worldview have to be to come up with a headline that refers to the ratification of the first democratic constitution in Iraq as "Sunnis Appear to Fall Short in Iraq Vote"? The headline writer is obviously convinced that all Sunnis wanted to defeat this constitution. Later in the day, this AP headline appears on my homepage: "Iraqis Probe 'Unusually High' Yes Tally". Am I supposed to think they would have even reported on an investigation into an overwhelmingly high "no" vote? They'd be too busy reporting about "America's defeat" by the Sunnis. Perhaps it would be reported as the Iraqi government trying to change the results after the election. This is not idle speculation, considering today's media culture. Often, what seems to be reported is 180 degrees from the actual events reported on. This kind of worldview leads to headlines like these, from the harebrained editors at the AP

Linked at STOP the ACLU "Middle of the Week Open Trackbacks".

2 comments:

BobG said...

You hit the nail on the head, Chris. The MSM can spin faster than a whirling dervish, if it means denigrating Bush.

Is It Just Me? said...

Sorry to do this to ya Chris...

You have officially been tagged for this meme:

tagged you

You can chew me out in chat tonite...

Kathy