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Posted on 03/02/2006 2:16:41 PM PST by cicero2k

These are actual recent headlines from Reuters and AP. The IMPLIED MOTIVATION column for AP/Reuters is my conjecture. By this count, Bush bashing is still the primary reason for news from these organizations. This is my very first new posting, so go easy!

Animals are victims		N.J. Jury Convicts Animal Rights Activists
Bush will look bad		Bomb kills 4 ahead of Bush's Pakistan visit
Bush will look bad		Critics slam India nuclear deal
Bush will look bad		Iraq parties rally for coalition after bloodshed
Bush will look bad		Patriot Act wins final congressional approval
Bush will look bad		Senate battles over immigration reform
Bush will look bad		Senators want foreign-deal panel fixed
Bush will look bad		Video Shows Bush Warned Before Katrina Hit
Christian looks bad		Robertson Loses Broadcasters' Board Seat
Gays are victims		Minister Faces Reprimand for Marrying Gays
Gays are victims		Suit: W.Va. Police Chief Denied Gay Man CPR
Hard news items		        Authorities Arrest Suspect in Okla. Fires
Hard news items		        EU agrees to Iran talks before IAEA meet
Hard news items		        US nurse gets 11 life terms for 22 killings
Hard news items		        US struggles to fill gaps in bird flu detection
Native Americans are victims	Teen Lynched by Mob Honored in Wash. State
Sensationalism, helps ratings	Calif. School Suspends 20 Who Saw Web Site

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; bias; news; reuters

1 posted on 03/02/2006 2:16:42 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

It's pretty simple to see that newsworthiness doesn't motivate the MSM. What's astonishing is the amount of time they spend on anything and everything that has the most remote chance of being spun against the President. Matt and Katie are, IMO, the most obsessive.

2 posted on 03/02/2006 2:23:56 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: cicero2k

I wrote the managing editor of my local paper about the left turn it has taken. He was furious with me. He said they are a local paper and that the AP articles they use for national/international news are NOT left-leaning. I don't know if the headlines themselves come from AP or if the paper has leeway in creating them, but I could post some from my own paper that are 100% worse than the ones you posted. Same articles, different headlines. Always anti-Bush.

3 posted on 03/02/2006 2:41:05 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: cicero2k
Very interesting!

I can see a daily feature like Pookie's Toons.

4 posted on 03/02/2006 2:44:26 PM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: cicero2k

History is being made.

It's not everyday we get to witness the fall of institutions before our own eyes -- and play an integral part in it. But it's coming down as sure as the day is sunlight. Savor the moments.

5 posted on 03/02/2006 2:58:13 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: sageb1

It's Nixon before his capitulation.

One moment he's leader of the free world, posturing and blustering -- and the next he's disgraced and relegated to the dustbin of history.

We've seen that TV series before.

6 posted on 03/02/2006 3:03:16 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: cicero2k

Very cool.. my suggestion is to have the actual title be a link to the actual story...

If you decide to do this on a periodic basis.. please ping me.. I agree with you...

7 posted on 03/02/2006 3:03:53 PM PST by tje
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