Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Scooping the mainstream media

"MSM", "Antique Media"...I am starting prefer Rush's term: The Drive-by Media"...This is a good one, as I see that the AP is finally getting called to account. The AP and the International Herald Tribune have always been examples of the very worst of anti-American, anti-Republican bias...T
The Associated Press reached a new level of incompetence, and the "news" industry they serve doesn't seem to care. If you want political opinion, you'll find it in Associated Press dispatches. If you want news, you might have to read conservative opinion columns.
On February 22nd, Walter Williams, a (syndicated) columnist, scooped the mainstream media. Williams reported that high school teacher Jay Bennish lectured his geography class stating:
1) "[President Bush's State of the Union Speech] sounds a lot like the things Adolf Hitler used to say."2) "Bush is threatening the whole planet."3) "[The] U.S. wants to keep the world divided."4) "Who is probably the single most violent nation on earth? The United States of America."5) "[The U.S. has engaged in] 7,000 terrorist attacks against Cuba."6) "Capitalism is at odds with humanity, at odds with caring and compassion and at odds with human rights."
...Not included in Williams' column is the fact that Bennish also said:
7) "Don't the Peruvians and the Iranians and the Chinese have the right to invade America and drop chemical weapons over North Carolina to destroy the tobacco plants...?"
8) "Do you see the dangerous precedent that we have set by illegally invading another country and violating their sovereignty in the name of protecting us against a potential future attack?"
9) "You have to understand something. When Al-Qaeda attacked America on September 11th, in their view, they're not attacking innocent people. Okay? The CIA has an office in the World Trade Center. The Pentagon is a military target. The White House was a military target. Congress is a military target... .So, in the minds of Al-Qaeda, they are not attacking innocent people, they are attacking legitimate targets."
...At 2:16 a.m. on March 3rd, the AP issued a dispatch on the Bennish story. Their lead paragraph:
"About 150 high school students walked out of class to protest a decision to put a teacher on leave while they investigate remarks he made about President Bush in class, including that some people compare Bush to Adolf Hitler."

...The AP incompetently reported the story and positioned it about students protesting a decision to put one of their teachers on leave because of comments he made about President Bush. The Washington Times correctly reported the story and positioned it as about what a high school geography teacher said to his class.
...I was only able to find one editor with enough spine to go on the record. William Nangle, Executive Editor of the Northwest Indiana Times, said, "The Associated Press had an obligation to provide more detail in this story."
...The AP and the mainstream media control the news. They set the agenda. They determine what will be a story and what will not be a story. They determine how the story will be spun. Nobody is holding them accountable. The MSM would be all over a teacher who made a disagreeable comment about women, gays, minorities or Democrats. But, geography teachers who attempt to indoctrinate their students toward socialism while deriding capitalism get a pass. Click here for full article


Jami said...

This "neuter" finds your inveterate Republican point of view as refreshing as a rowdy round of sex with the man of my desire at a seedy HoJo... followed by a great bottle of wine and fine company at dinner.

P.S. Good luck with your scat singing lessons.

splugy said...

I am not surprised by the AP's propaganda, after all AP stands for AgitProp, doesn't it? I am also not surprised by the teacher going on a liberal rant instead of doing his job. That is what warped hate mongers do.

I am just appalled by the fact that such a maladjusted Hate filled drooling imbecile could become a teacher. He belongs in a septic tank.