September 03, 2004

Was Clinton booed at a Bush rally?
Posted by McQ

The answer is no despite the fact that AP reported it that way.

If you like to hear it for yourself, the audio is here.

MKultra, plug in your earphones.



McQ - yeah, those were 'boos' all right. Boos for people who will say anything about George Bush in order to win the election.

Aren't they getting just a little transparent lately?

Posted by: Looker at September 3, 2004 09:14 PM

As Powerline reports various media outlets are still passing this lie off, hoping that no one will notice. Given that Salon is an internet based magazine, you figure they would be able to see it. But you know, they really don't give a rat's ass for the truth. Anything to get there boy a boost for election season. Selling what minuscule integrity they have left to be water Kerriers for the DNC. Shame, shame, shame.

Yeah sure, MK Ultra, sell me Alterman "What Liberal Media" crap.

Posted by: capt joe at September 3, 2004 10:05 PM

I just heard Hillary on the radio informing us, in the manner of a press secretary, that Bill would undergo bypass surgery next week. She then went on to state how lucky they were to have excellent health insurance and that it was HER hope that all Americans could have the same. No joke, she said it. Is she a bitch or what? If I were Bill I would have done Monica and anyone else too just to wash the thought of that nasty ugly piece of genetic defect out of my brain. Get well, Bill. And bitch-slap that thing into next week. Seriously, get well.

Posted by: JingoJim at September 3, 2004 10:18 PM

Holy $*#%&! The AP STILL hasn't explained this or made any retraction (just a deletion) as far as I can tell. Are the Kerry people doing AP's crisis management?

Posted by: Jumbo at September 3, 2004 10:58 PM

Well, this about ends the competition to decide which "news" organization is worse, Reuters or the AP. Reuters lead a good portion of the way, but the AP closed on the stretch today and ended up wining by a length. Reuters is awful, but this is especially eggregious.

I used to dislike the AP for its Weekly Reader level of news coverage, which would subsequently find its way into my thoroughly awful local paper, the Connecticut Post.

This really takes the cake. A blatant lie, followed by a disastrous attempt to cover it all up. Sorry AP, the blogosphere has you by the short ones here. There will be no escape.

Why do I get the feeling I won't be reading about this in the New York Times?

Posted by: Alex Nunez at September 3, 2004 11:52 PM

Sorry to be off topic, but when I read this, I just can't contain myself about it.

sophie's choice

How can people like this go on? My god.

Posted by: capt joe at September 4, 2004 12:13 AM

Captain's Quarters
has provided the following info for anyone inclined to let the AP know your feelings about their manufactured news.

Mr. T. Lee Hughes Bureau Chief Associated Press (NS-310V) Milwaukee

918 N 4th St
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1506

Media Phone Number: (414) 225-3580
Media Fax Number: (414) 225-3599
Editor Email:

Mr. Scott Lindlaw
Associated Press (NS-300I)
White House Reporter

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9494
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email:

Ms. Sandy Johnson
Associated Press (NS-300I)
Bureau Chief

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9435
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email:

Let them know how you feel about this outrageous incident

Posted by: looker at September 4, 2004 11:04 AM

Here's my submission to them -

Great job yesterday on your fine organizations ability to manufacture news. You should be proud of your partisan efforts to transform a once credible media enterprise into a schlock story mill.

Meanwhile we'll know in the future if a story has the AP byline we can recognize it's as credible as if the report had come from the National Enquirer.
Were you forced to hire out of work reporters from Pravda by any chance?

Posted by: Looker at September 4, 2004 11:10 AM