Monday, January 17, 2011

Encouraging journalism development of the day

The AP now working lefty narrative into their lede on the results of an ObamaCare poll.

As lawmakers shaken by the shooting of a colleague return to the health care debate, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds raw feelings over President Barack Obama's overhaul have subsided.

Ahead of a vote on repeal in the GOP-led House this week, strong opposition to the law stands at 30 percent, close to the lowest level registered in AP-GfK surveys dating to September 2009.
"shooting", "raw feelings" and "President Barack Obama's overhaul", all worked into the first paragraph. About as subtle as a two by four upside the head, no?

In the horribly slanted article, the authors Jennifer Agiesta and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, wait until the 10th paragraph to re-address the issue of the supposed link between the Tucson shooter and the current political climate.

There's no evidence the gunman who targeted Giffords was motivated by politics, but the aftermath left many people concerned about the venom in public life. A conservative Democrat, Giffords had been harshly criticized for voting in favor of the health overhaul, and won re-election by a narrow margin.
There's always that "but"
that leaves the door open for conjecture on the motives and intent of those opposed to the current statist legislative agenda.

It would appear that the Associated Press learned nothing last week with respect to unfounded accusations and shameless speculation. Such is the current state of journalism, we suppose.


steve said...

What health care reforms should the GOP now pursue? Once the repeal fails, what reforms should they be advocating?


Dean said...

Different post. However, for starters, I would like purchasing health care to be like ordering Chinese take-out.

steve said...

People you dont understand mixing up your order?


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