AP REPORTS SMEARS AS TRUTH

Reposted from the Daily Kos at the diarists request.

AP REPORTS SMEARS AS TRUTH Hotlist
by buckeyemike
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.

c/o buckeyemike

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!

The Associated Press Headquarters 450 W. 33rd St. New York, NY 10001 Main Number +1-212-621-1500

Tags: AP, Michelle Obama (all tags)

Comments

35 Comments

Re: AP REPORTS SMEARS AS TRUTH

John McCain molests collies.

It has now been "reported" that John McCain molests collies.

I'm sure AP will be reporting that report very, very soon.

by BlueinColorado 2008-06-18 11:41AM | 0 recs
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now how did a rumor from noquarter get to the AP in 30 days?

partly when obama's site had this rumor refuted. I guess if you refute a rumor , it becomes news on AP? go figure..

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 11:44AM | 0 recs
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No Quarter? This isn't about the whitey tape you slobber over aliveandkickin. Why don't you read the diary before posting.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 11:47AM | 0 recs
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FROM THE DIARY!

"She is reported to have made remarks about WHITEY in a speech at a church in Chicago."

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 11:50AM | 0 recs
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I thought that was put in by the diarist. Blockquotes would of been helpful. Still stand by my other comment though.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 11:53AM | 0 recs
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I forgive you, because the good lord did not while making you...

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 11:55AM | 0 recs
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I never said I was sorry, because trolls such as yourself should never be forgiven.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 11:56AM | 0 recs
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I thought the voting age was 18...

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 11:57AM | 0 recs
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It's a battle of wits, not age, and you are unarmed as your comments and diary history prove.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 12:00PM | 0 recs
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Now thats a good come back :)

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 12:03PM | 0 recs
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I know.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 12:05PM | 0 recs
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And i thought we might have a useful discussion that avoids this crap- get back on topic... no hijacky-my-thready

by califdem 2008-06-18 12:51PM | 0 recs
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why would I put it in blockquotes btw, I thought you were screaming " read the diary" . I would assume you would before you gave out a yelp! :P

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 12:13PM | 0 recs
For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

She is CRUSHING Cindy McCain in the latest poll.

Guess you can't buy into the outrage all the time, huh?

http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/Vote20 08/story?id=5185695&page=1

Forty-eight percent of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably, vs. 39 percent for McCain, a 9-point Obama advantage.

OH NOES!!!1! WE ARE DOOMED!!!

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 11:51AM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

In my best KO voice "Spacemanspiff - Five hundred and 12 days from making single relevent comment on mydd."

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 11:54AM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

Because you add so much to the discourse here (rollseyes).

Don't like the poll? Not surprising a concern troll such as yourself would not find this poll "relevant".

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 11:59AM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

you do make a cute turd blossom..

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 11:59AM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

Cute? THAT"S SEXIST!

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 12:01PM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

Should we start a countdown ticker for you also?

by Purple with Green Stipes and Pink Polka Dots Dem 2008-06-18 11:59AM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

The countdown started the day "it" was born.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-18 12:02PM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

you cant - I have trade marked it for the sheep...:P. It's all mine , mine I say , all mine , muhahahaha!

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-18 12:02PM | 0 recs
Re: For all the talk of Michelle's negatives

You two need to get a room.  ;-)

by Purple with Green Stipes and Pink Polka Dots Dem 2008-06-18 12:06PM | 0 recs
Where would these smears be

without the dozen or so MyDDers who crossposted from here and No25cents throughout the primary season?

by Firewall 2008-06-18 11:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Where would these smears be

That's true and it also can be said of almost all of the media~ more so from the 24 hours "news" networks.

I would be curious to see a discussion of an effective rebuttal to this dynamic~ I am personally at a loss.

I feel if the Dem's don't respond to these smears then it's a la Kerry all over again, but the cost has been to throw credibility to the purveyor of such crap (Grudge report?) and the oxygen they take up.
 

by califdem 2008-06-18 11:58AM | 0 recs
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I would think the Obama campaign knows about it, but still, REPORT IT TO THEM. Here's an e-mail from the Fight the Smears website watchdog@barackobama.com

by politicsmatters 2008-06-18 12:00PM | 0 recs
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This is a disgrace.  An actual disgrace.

by mefeck 2008-06-18 12:00PM | 0 recs
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what a shock. just like when MSM repeated over and over, a la Obama's campaign memo suggestions, that Hillary and Bill Clinton made racist comments.

just like when MSM repeated over and over again that Hillary is not likable and untrustworthy.

etc., etc.

by moevaughn 2008-06-18 12:03PM | 0 recs
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Oh, so that makes it okay then.

If you're in favor of false media reports against our party's nominee, I suggest you go here:  www.freerepublic.com

by mefeck 2008-06-18 12:06PM | 0 recs
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no, it doesn't make it okay.

but I would say that is what the MSM does best - smearing and never retracting those smears

by colebiancardi 2008-06-18 12:09PM | 0 recs
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Agreed.

by mefeck 2008-06-18 12:11PM | 0 recs
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never said it was ok!

I hope you were critical of MSM for their untruthful smears of Hillary, a few of which I mentioned above.

by moevaughn 2008-06-18 02:36PM | 0 recs
Nedra Pickler?

I would take even money that she wrote the AP article in question.

by JJE 2008-06-18 12:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Nedra Pickler?

I was thinking the same thing. The RNC oughta cut her a paycheck.

by CrazyDrumGuy 2008-06-18 12:43PM | 0 recs
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she actually said she had been REALLY proud of America for the first time. Thats very different.

by NY Writer 2008-06-18 12:39PM | 0 recs
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The MSM tends to report with a favorable bent to the GOP. During the Democratic primary they reported more favorably on Obama then Clinton. During the G/E they will go back to following the scripted talking points delivered to them via the GOP. It will be business as usual, all the while the Republicans will be chanting as to how "liberal" the media is so when anything seemingly negative about them has to receive attention, it will automatically be colored as coming from biased reporting.

We see it play out every election cycle.

by jrsygrl 2008-06-18 01:08PM | 0 recs

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