Skip to comments.Headlines from Reuters and AP by Motivation
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!
IMPLIED MOTIVATION HEADLINE 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
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.
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.
I can see a daily feature like Pookie's Toons.
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.
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.
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...
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