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Saturday, September 04, 2004

AP fabricates

It seems that spin will no longer cut it over at AP. Today at a rally in Wisconsin the president offered his condolences to former president Clinton who is having heart trouble. The crowd offered polite applause, but you wouldn’t know this from reading the AP story:

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery.""He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally.Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them.

Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.

There is only one problem with this reporting; its a COMPLETE LIE! The audio from the event proves this outright fabrication. The AP, having seen the damage done by the Kerry campaign to their own candidate, has decided to take matter in their own hands. Who needs to campaign when the press will do it for you?

Feel free to remind our friends over at AP that freedom of speech does not include libel or slander. Here is the local office info for AP in Wisconsin:

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: tlhughes@ap.org

UPDATE: NewsMax is reporting that AP has finally corrected their lie. AP's explanation:

This is a correction to an incorrect story posted by AP on Friday stating the crowd booed the President when he sent his good wishes. The crowd, in fact, did NOT boo.


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