December 07, 2006

Steyn Rips AP Over Bias

On the first segment of O'Reilly. As always, Allah's got the video.

A taste:

"...I believe that the majority of American newpapers, which are full of Associated Press content, on the central issue of our time, they're either dupes, at best, or semi-treasonous and colluding with the enemy and demoralizing America on the home front, including having agents of the enemy on their payroll. This is a disgraceful organization."

He goes on to mention Bilal Hussein (by deed, not name) the Pulitzer-winning AP photographer arrested with an al Qaeda commander, in a weapons cache, coated in explosive residue.

The Associated Press, of course, is quite angry that Hussein is being detained. They seem far less concerned that he may be tied to terrorism and the murder of Iraqi civilians, or that he could be feeding the AP propaganda instead of legitimate news.

Dupes, or semi-treasonous? You make the call.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 7, 2006 11:47 PM | TrackBack

*chirp* *chirp*

Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 8, 2006 02:20 AM

The problem here is that the war is a disaster. I doubt very much you would find many in the ranks of the AP who are on the terrorists' side. They lie for sensationalism, not to help the terrorists win. You are shooting the messenger.

"Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) said he plans to hold a series of hearings on Iraq soon after becoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee next month when Democrats take control of Congress, and he said he is prepared to use subpoenas to get relevant documents from the Pentagon."

But the GOP's all on the up and up right? I'm sure you don't have anything to worry about WRT their integrity.

Posted by: Sammy at December 8, 2006 11:29 AM

Huh? So you will accept lying for sensationalism from the media as opposed to lying to support violent extremists, which is wrong? So I guess its just me who is getting hung up on the whole lying part. Whether by accident or design, their lies are having an adverse effect on the conflict.

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at December 8, 2006 01:20 PM

They lie for sensationalism

That's certainly a good reason to swallow lies...not!

Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 8, 2006 02:23 PM

I wonder if Steyn pointed out that among AP's best customers is Fox News itself. Look around sometime. Practically every story is sourced from AP wholly or in part. And this is the "conservative offering" in the media. God help us.

Posted by: SDN at December 9, 2006 07:35 AM