Many times as I read an article I find a few sentences that capture the essence of the piece. In â€œPhrase-e-ologyâ€ Iâ€™ll post some thoughts followed by key phrases. As always Iâ€™ll have a link (in blue) to the original articleâ€¦
You could have knocked me over with a feather. My eyes saw it, my mind read it, my head shook in disbelief. Though not the Holy Grail I did read an actual balance article on energy from the Associated Press. Maybe journalism is not dead yet? Two writers from the AP take on some celebrities who have talked the talk, but not walked the walk, nor even have gotten the talk quite rightâ€¦
Yet again an Associated Press story is the muse of a Parsimony post. I donâ€™t seek out AP stories, but it often seems like their reporting often shows the bias of the mainstream media. This article is just in time for the 2012 election cycle and puppets Obamaâ€™s misspeak (by misspeak I of course he blurted out what he really believes) regarding governmentâ€™s role in funding private business. By the way this was a front page article in my local â€œconservativeâ€ newspaper.
First the headline (with a link to the original story)â€¦
â€¦Now the story with my bold comments:
It will be interesting to see how fast Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and other politicians will throw the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement under the bus now that five OWS members were caught trying a little anarchy of their own by blowing up a major bridge in Ohio.Â Fortunately these jokers’ plan was about as conherent as OWS’s message and they bought their fake explosives from the FBI.Â My local paper pinned the story directly to the OWS movement, but it will be interesting to see how the Associated Press tries to spinn this.Â Perhaps they were misguided or perhaps not satisfied with the peaceful means that is the cornerstone of the OWS movement (FYI that was meant to be dripping with sarcasm).Â
A few months ago I commented on the transparency of the lame-stream media and the Associated Press specifically as they shamelessly shilled for all things Obama and all things Democrat/Liberal.Â Last week The AP’s chairman, Dean Singleton, who was perhaps channeling Chris Matthews outwardly gushed in his introduction of President Obama.Â Here are a few choice phrases from the “unbiased” “journalist;”
“there is no mistaking his name and even I can’t mess it up. It’s Mr. President.”
Yet again an Associated Press story is the muse fo a Parsimony post.Â Â I donâ€™t seek out AP stories, but it often seems like their reporting often shows the bias of the mainstream media.
First the headline (with a link to the original story)â€¦
â€¦Now the story
INDIANAPOLIS – After losing their fight against right-to-work legislation, labor organizers are making a desperate bid on shop room floors and at union halls to persuade members to keep paying their union dues and avoid crippling labor’s influence in Indiana [and all across the country although that has been the trend for more than a decade with decreasing membership in the private sector].
I find it very interesting that a good number of these posts use an Associated Press story as the baseline for my commentary. I donâ€™t seek out AP stories, but it often seems like their reporting often shows the bias of the mainstream media.
First the headline (with a link to the original story)…
…Now the story
OKLAHOMA CITY — A year after Republicans swept into office across the country, many have trained their sights on what has long been a fiscal conservative’s dream: the steep reduction or elimination of state income taxes. [So far so good]
Perhaps one of the saddest statistics that can be pinned to George Bushâ€™s second term and hyper-inflated by the Obama Administration is the fact that as of August 2011 more than 45 million people were receiving food stamp benefits. So approximately 14 percent of Americans need government to survive. Since half of the recipients are children their parents are obviously unable to properly care for them. These â€œsafety netâ€ programs have morphed into the natural order of things for many families; relying on the government dole to exist.
“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
I’ve gotten to the point that before I read a newspaper article (yes I still read the newspaper every day) I read the headline then where the news story originated.Â For many news sources like the Washington Post, the LA Times, and the New York Times that is where I stop because their slanted reporting is more than I can take.Â If the story looks interesting I’ll look for a more reliable online source.Â One news source that seems both prolific and particularly biased is the Adulterated Press (or “AP”).
Finally there is news that President Obamaâ€™s â€œstimulusâ€ has had some positive effects on our economy. The usually Obama-cheer-leading Associated Press has produced a very deep â€œnewsâ€ article boasting the fact that gasoline prices are finally coming down and some predict prices as low as $3.25 per gallon within a month. First Iâ€™ll believe and welcome that when I see it. Second there is a rather sinister reason for the recent price drop.
November 2008 was the liberal, main-stream media’s crowning glory as they were complicit in hoisting an unknown, untested, inexperienced person upon the American people.Â The information about Obama’s past was out there, but was not covered in the lame-stream media who were too busy and too left-leaning to offer a balanced view of Senator Obama.Â Ultimately it is the fault of the American voters who cast their ballots for Obama/Biden and relied on the media’s fairy tale about the first black president.Â Not only was the press fawning over Obama, but they threw former favorite Hillary under the bus to support Barack and pushed very hard for Republican “maverick” John McCain to be the GOP nominee.Â McCain was the candidate long before I even had the chance to cast my primary vote.Â