Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Media Bias III?

Here's an interesting dichotomy:

“The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?” - The Associated Press on George Bush's $40 billion 2004 inauguration during a growing economy.
President Bush’s second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars — $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?

“For inaugural balls, go for glitz, forget economy” - The Associated Press on Barack Obama's $45 million inauguration during a shrinking economy.
And if anyone does raise an eyebrow at those sequins, remind them that optimism is good for times like these. "Just say you're doing it to help the economy," chuckled good manners guru Letitia Baldridge.
Now, I don't care about partisan hacks. Heck, I am a partisan hack. But I don't claim to be an international non partisan news agency, like the Associated Press:
AP's mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed.
Yeah, right! the AP is balanced and objective. And Barack Obama is Abraham Lincoln.


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