AP REPORTS SMEARS AS TRUTH
by califdem, Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 11:39:13 AM EDT
Reposted from the Daily Kos at the diarists request.
AP REPORTS SMEARS AS TRUTH Hotlist
Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 11:16:51 AM PDT
Listening to my local radio stations news, I was shocked to hear the right wing smears againist Michelle Obama have now made it into the Associated Press's daily news feed to small radio and newspapers.
The report was that "the Obama campaign is trying to react quickly to reports againist Michelle Obama. She was quoted as saying that she had never been proud of America in her adult life.
She has been trying to improve her image with appearance today on "The View".
"She is reported to have made remarks about WHITEY in a speech at a church in Chicago."
I was shocked that there was no reference that this is just a claim, they reported it as if they had evidence that she truly said this in a speech, not what some right wingnuts had alledged. They say it enough times and now the AP is reporting it as TRUE.
I have called the radio station and written to AP, but I think we need to take more action. Any ideas on what we can do to combat this???? Listening to my local radio stations news, I was shocked to hear the right wing smears againist Michelle have now made it into the Associated Press's daily news feed to small radio and newspapers.
Update: Here is a number to call (h/t Truebluemajority)
202 641 9771
Wally Hindes, Assistant Managing editor for AP Network Radio
fill up his voice mail box!