Sunday, December 02, 2007

AP has become Clinton's PR firm

So much for objectivity. Further proof (as if you need any more) the press is biased:

When the hostages had been released and their alleged captor arrested, a regal-looking Hillary Rodham Clinton strolled out of her Washington home, the picture of calm in the face of crisis.

The image, broadcast just as the network news began, conveyed the message a thousand town hall meetings and campaign commercials strive for — namely, that the Democratic presidential contender can face disorder in a most orderly manner.

“I am very grateful that this difficult day has ended so well,” she declared as she stood alone at the microphone.


Along with taking charge while giving the professionals free rein, Clinton offered up a third dimension to her crisis character: humanity. She said she felt "grave concern" when she first heard the news of the hostage-taking.

"It affected me not only because they were my staff members and volunteers, but as a mother, it was just a horrible sense of bewilderment, confusion, outrage, frustration, anger, everything at the same time," Clinton said.

It was a thawing moment for a stoic figure who once snapped that she opted for professional life instead of staying home to bake cookies.

Isn't there a campaign law that this is violating?

I agree with Rick Morran, this guy is definitely in the running to be White House spokesman during the Clinton presidency.

And this is pretty smarmy:
It was a vintage example of a candidate taking a negative and turning it into a positive. And coming just six weeks before the presidential voting begins, the timing could hardly have been more beneficial to someone hoping to stave off a loss in the Iowa caucuses and secure a win in the New Hampshire primary.
Isn't it great timing that the captor (alleged seems silly when whole thing has been caught on tape) terrorized the campaign staff before the voting started? It is beyond belief that an AP reporter would write this (I just checked to make sure this wasn't an opinion piece because it certainly reads like one).

BTW, the AP photog or photog editor is not on board.