(AP): TEA Party of Pittsfield is Pro Obama

Now that I’ve gotten your attention, please understand I have no idea if there even is a TEA Party of Pittsfield.

And if there was, there’s little chance it would be Pro Obama.

But I shaped your opinion slightly with false information–didn’t I?

News reporting, unlike this goofy blog, is supposed to be serious and to the point.

For many years, I’ve had a hard time accepting much that the Associated Press reports as “objective.”

I’m not alone.

The A.P. has generally been a regular target of conservatives in talk radio and the like, as they’ve stretched and reshaped the facts, to emphasize the benevolence of Barack Obama and make all liberals/progressives seem like the only ideology Americans should accept.

Even this morning, the local arm of the DNC, our Berkshire Eagle, the most co-dependent newspaper in America, takes an article about the investigation into the IRS scandal and headlines with “Obama Wasn’t Aware.”

Wait, did you mean, Obama in his underwear?

That’s pretty much how I do most of my damage…well, they’re pajamas really.

It warms my heart to see the CEO of the A.P. wake up from his slumber.

Here are a few excerpts.

By Associated Press, Published: May 19

WASHINGTON — The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government’s secret seizure of two months of reporters’ phone records “unconstitutional” and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.

Gary Pruitt, in his first television interviews since it was revealed the Justice Department subpoenaed phone records of AP reporters and editors, said the move already has had a chilling effect on journalism. Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long-term, could limit Americans’ information from all news outlets.

Pruitt told CBS’ ”Face the Nation” that the government has no business monitoring the AP’s news gathering activities.

“And if they restrict that apparatus … the people of the United States will only know what the government wants them to know and that’s not what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they wrote the First Amendment,” he said.

“It was sweeping and broad and beyond what they needed to do,” Pruitt said.

He objected to the “Justice Department acting on its own being the judge, jury and executioner in secret,” saying the AP would not back down.

“We’re not going to be intimidated by the abusive tactics of the Justice Department,” he said.


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