Thursday, August 08, 2002

Food Fight!

Today's Commercial Appeal has an Associated Press wire story about an effort to link Republican gubernatorial candidate Van Hilleary with the corporate scandals shaking up Wall Street. Bill Hobbs has a great take on this, including a link to the letter in question, linking also to the Tennessean story that got the ball rolling. Read it all, it's good stuff. As Hobbs makes clear, it's a false charge whipped up by the Democrats.

But in the AP story in question here, they begin with Hilleary's response to the allegation, and not with the sleazy Democratic charge that got things started. The Democrats aren't even brought into this until the final three paragraphs, where it looks like they are responding to a story that sprang up somewhere else, and not by their own hand.

Tricky rearrangement of timelines and charges to make a story appear to be other than it is by the AP, again. I would so love to have the name behind the anonymous "The Associated Press" by-line.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy

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