Friday, May 14, 2010

Busy at Work...

...and I found this snippet from a (right-wing hacks) article:

"Palin, the Republicans' 2008 vice presidential nominee, used a speech to the Susan B. Anthony List to remind activists why they rallied behind the Republican ticket and why they should work to stop Obama's agenda.

She said Obama is "the most pro-abortion president ever to occupy the White House" and asserted that the health care law would fund abortions.

In fact, Obama's health care law would not allow federal dollars to pay for elective abortions. Roman Catholic hospitals and organizations of Catholic nuns backed the measure. U.S. Catholic bishops and major anti-abortion groups opposed it, arguing that federal dollars could end up paying for abortions."

"In fact.." - so the author has confirmed this is 'a fact' - and then says that Roman Catholic hospitals and organizations of Catholic nuns backed the measure. Is "the measure" the health care bill? Because the very next sentence is that the U.S. Catholic bishops opposed it. I'll have to check my Catholic Church Organizational chart...but I'm pretty derned sure the Bishops outrank the nuns and the hospitals.

But I point for posting is that an AP reporter wrote "In fact..." and then wrote their own opinion, not using citations, or language from the "measure" which is actually a "law" to show to the reader why it is in fact, a fact.

In fact, all AP writers are idiots. Several people sitting near me agree. However, some others in the hallway said that it is an overstatement, not 'all' are, just the ones who claim to know 'facts.'

In fact, who pays that person to write for a living?

1 comment:

Patti said...

where are the fact checkers when we need them. they come out of the woodwork when sarah palin writes a book, or gives a speech or an interview.