What the heck is up at the Associated Press?

August 5th, 2008

The first paragraph of this AP news story reads:

SEOUL, viagra canada see South Korea – Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

Yet, cialis online in the fourth paragraph we learn:

About 30, ed 000 people gathered in front of Seoul City Hall for an afternoon Christian prayer service supporting Bush’s trip. Large South Korean and U.S. flags were held aloft by balloons overhead along with a banner reading, “Welcome President Bush.”

And in the sixth paragraph we learn that the supporters outnumbered the protesters:

As evening approached, an estimated 20,000 anti-Bush protesters gathered nearby. Police turned water cannons on them as they tried to move onto the main central downtown boulevard, telling the crowd that the liquid contained markers to tag them so they could be identified later.

The protests are certainly news, but I think the fact that George Bush has any supporters overseas (let alone more supporters than protester in this case) is pretty big news, too.

The only reason I knew the supporters outnumbered the protesters was that I had heard it on NPR earlier this morning.

That’s right, even NPR is giving George Bush a fairer shake than the Associated Press.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. steveegg  |  August 5th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Simple; the final stage of Presstitute Bias. No wonder why they don’t want their advanced condition chronicled.

  • 2. Tim  |  August 5th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Well, shooting water cannons is news, with the possibility of death and mayhem attendant, and it’s more immediate and important than a prayer service later in the afternoon regardless of the number of people. Oh and — the sequence of events was chronological. D’oh.

    The bigger difference about the press and that bastard spawn Faux News is Faux News would never have reported that protestors were present.

  • 3. capper  |  August 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Not to mention that there were 20,000 protesters, a fact that was buried even further in the story.

    So let’s recap;

    1) Police defending visiting emperor
    2) Lots of people praying
    3) Lots of demonstrators protesting emperor.

    Conservative point, conservative point, liberal point.

    Yeah, the supposed liberal media.

  • 4. grumps  |  August 6th, 2008 at 5:39 am

    First rule, first day of Jounalism School; If it bleeds, it leads.

    Peace and status quo is not News.

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