AP Bias shines through again on Discovery "Gunman"...

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    Police kill gunman who held 3 at Discovery Channel

    By SARAH BRUMFIELD
    Associated Press Writer Sep 1, 11:34 PM EDT

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said.

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    It's 10PM Mountain Standard Time... What this guy did and why has been CRYSTAL Clear for most of the Afterlunch...

    Yet the AP has to be Painfully Dishonest...

    First of all, the Headline doesn't tell you he's a Leftist Environmental Activist who Follows algore...

    And WORSE, the First Paragraph is so Unclear that you could take it either way...

    He could be a Rightwinger Attacking Discovery for being too Evironmentalist...

    Read it again...

    If the AP had ANY Shame.

    Had this been a Rightwinger of ANY Stripe their Agenda and the Right would have been the Focus...

    Yet another Day and another Painfully Biased Wire Story.

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    You are surprised?
     
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    I've been Covering the AP on my Site for 10 years this November...

    Before that since 1994...

    No... Not Surprised... Simply Documenting and Sharing.

    It's a Daily thing.

    ;)

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    Are you implying that AP is biased because they did not refer to the guy as a "leftist environmental activist"? In fact, I would say that it is UNbiased reporting, as they are reporting only the facts.

    I'm interested in seeing how they have reported differently on stories in the past, where a right winger was the perpetrator. Since you are the expert on AP stories, would you be willing to find one for me?
     
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    I can find more than one...

    Hints of "Turner Diaries" at an Active Crime Scene from the Perp's Home... MeThinks that was the guy who Shot up some Jewish Kids in Hawaii... Why he was Considered a "Rightwinger" is beyond me...

    The Beltway Sniper was Assumed to be a Dejected Cracker Christian Rightwinger by the AP...

    When it was Found out to be (2) Blacks, not only was their Race NOT an Issue, their Islamist Status was Entirely Irrelevant.

    Do I have to Link this and others?... Or does your Memory work?

    :)

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    Hawaii might have been the Pacific Northwest... It's late... Thousands of Stories in 2 Decades... Ya know?

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    You need to stop eating paint chips.
     
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    Really?...

    When people who aren't Sure they are a Liberal or a Conservative read something like that, they Doubt that Liberals are the ones who are Compassionate and Tolerant...

    Give it some Thought, mmmkay... ;)

    :)

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    So if they don't mention his political leanings they are biased?
    And just because he watched Al Gore's movie, does not mean all liberals are like him. If you don't want to be painted with broad brush, do not the very same thing you are bitching about.
     
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    I would bet $100 dollars if he was a right winger, and they mentioned that in the title, you would be still bitching.
     

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