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Bush Acts Politically

The lamestream media told you:
President Bush is adding flair to bill signings. Reporter Jennifer Loven, writing for the Associated Press, details several high-profile enactments designed to get, and successfully getting, coverage from the lamestream media.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
This story is so bad that only a line-by-line review will do. Essentially, flat-out editorializing is presented as news, and none of the editors spotted it or even labeled it as analysis.

AP: "Bush and his party are campaigning hard as the November elections approach."

Reality: Both parties are campaigning hard as the election approaches, and that's not news.

AP: "The GOP is seen as in danger of losing its majority status in one or both houses of Congress."

Reality: Although cynics suspect the AP would love the GOP to lose its majority and hence pushes the idea constantly, both parties vie for power in every election, and the balance in either house is always at risk of changing. Always.

AP: "In May, White House message masters chose the South Lawn as the venue for Bush's signings."

Reality: "Message masters" is a slur, both parties use experts to stage everything they do, and only the most supreme choices for maximum effect are ever used, even if they get it wrong occasionally.

AP: "The South Lawn was next pressed into duty for extending the Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the 1960s civil rights movement, which opened the polls to millions of Black Americans by outlawing such voting practices as poll taxes and literacy tests."

Reality: Access taxes and proficiency tests for exercising your rights are very much alive for black Americans, and all Americans, if you wish to exercise your right to keep and bear arms. The Associated Press has never addressed that subject, in any way, ever.

Reality: The story just keeps on going like that, it's a disgrace. The powerful Republicans and the poor downtrodden Democrats, scores of politicians seeking the spotlight, the  "imposing South Portico," gushing opinion, Loven should be reprimanded, along with every editor in the chain from copy to print. I could go on, but I just can't go on.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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