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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Fair and impartial news

Check out this news article from AP (Associated Pinheads as Kat calls them). Is it just me, or is this more of an OP-ED piece on Bush's STOU then actual news reporting? Check out this part of the article: Even in a policy-packed address like a State of the Union, nuances are lost and Wednesday's speech was no exception. Bush called Iraq "free and sovereign," an arguably premature definition in light of the relentless violence from insurgents and the overwhelming presence of U.S. troops. He also said Iraq was "a vital front on the war on terror" and Americans "are fighting terrorists in Iraq so we do not have to face them here at home." The terrorist link that the United States most worried about when it invaded Iraq — an alleged relationship with the al-Qaida network behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — came to little. Close to home, Bush credited the No Child Left Behind law with improving school achievement and test scores, but many educators say they are struggling to meet the law's requirements because of a lack of money and because some requirements are inflexible. Yes, reporting the news without bias indeed!

1 Comments:

At 2/04/2005 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Hey...been in dial up hell. High speed modem went down.

Thanks for the plug.

The AP should be the "Activist Press", too.

All of their writers have an agenda. They are humanists but don't really understand the concept behind the philosophy.

And yes, all of their pieces resemble freaking op eds instead of news stories.

They might as well open a blog called "Associated Pinheads" or "Activist Pinheads" or anything like it so they could attract the readers they want instead of inflicting this crap on us.

 

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