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AP Misses the Boat on Story About Scalia Heckler

Filed under: Judiciary,Media Bias — Patterico @ 6:02 am

How is it that this blogger is able to figure out that a heckler at a Scalia speech is a LaRouche Youth member — but the AP seems to have no idea? (Via Instapundit.)

Or does the AP know and refuse to tell you?

And which would be worse?

7 Responses to “AP Misses the Boat on Story About Scalia Heckler”

  1. Regardless of AP telling us about this whacko, we are consumers of news. While the media claims to be the keepers of a public trust, it has never really panned out that way. Media is a business and is prone to the economic pressures of all business. The public has swallowed the public trust line for so long that it is viewed as moral imperative.Bull, it’s just another marketing tool to insure that their paper/Magazine,TV/Radio show is the one that people turn to in times of crisis.
    We need to be concerned with the public disinterest in the search for truth in news/info.
    Now the subject story isn’t really a big one in the face of other world news. I’m sorry Scalia was heckled but you know, he’s a big boy.
    And it seems to me that we have more glaring omissions to point out.
    Yes the MSM is biased. So what. What are we going to do about it?
    Blog like hell.

    paul (8e5be1)

  2. Thank God for the blogosphere or one would never know what really happens at these events.

    sharon (be9d4e)

  3. Patrick, good work as always — please send me your email address so I can let you know about these things firsthand.

    Ted (c3bbc0)

  4. Chances are the the AP reporter had no idea who LaRouche is.

    By my definition book, Lyndon LaRouche is a “radical” pure and simple; to put a right or left with that would be a disservice to those on the left and the right.

    Neo (cba5df)

  5. If you’ve got a choice between ignorance and malice, choose ignorance. Odds are this AP reporter was just a local tasked to go to the speech. The second he got back to the bureau he wrote it up and sent it out over the wires with just enough time left to head out again to cover a college basketball game.

    It’s not pretty, but that’s just how it works.

    Hoystory (449133)

  6. AP is the MacDonald’s of news. Get the product out quick, and don’t worry about it if you’ve forgotten to throw on the special sauce.

    When you’re in that kind of a hurry you don’t care about getting to the special sauce of any story. Just flip those billions and billions of stories, get ’em wrapped up and outta there to make room for the next. All these stringers and freelancers AP uses all over the world are nothing more than wordburger flippers.

    Laura (36fa0c)

  7. Maybe it’s this guy?

    Paul Trost, 20, a student at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Mass., faces possible disciplinary action for shouting “Remember Chappaquiddick!” during an on-campus speech by Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy yesterday.


    Consigliere (f14a5b)

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