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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:27 AM
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Will the Associated Press Be the Scourge of Yet Another US Presidential Election?
http://mediamatters.org/columns/200807220006

Silly voters. But how on earth did they come to the false conclusion that Gore ever claimed to have invented the Internet? Answer: By reading Ron Fournier.

* "He (Gore) claimed credit for inventing the Internet, and comics had a punch line for months." (November 13, 1999)
* "Gore, who once claimed to have invented the Internet, e-mailed Bush and said Democrats won't air TV ads purchased with unlimited, unregulated donations called 'soft money' unless Republicans do so first." (March 15, 2000)


2004:

For instance, in the months before Fournier was privately bonding with Rove and urging the White House to "keep up the fight," this was the lead Fournier wrote for a straight-ahead news article about then-Democratic front-runner Howard Dean receiving Al Gore's endorsement:

Dean hopes the coveted endorsement eases concerns among party leaders about his lack of foreign policy experience, testy temperament, policy flip-flops, campaign miscues and edgy anti-war, antiestablishment message.


Want more about Dean's temper?

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20031112-11...
There is no longer any doubt that Dean is the front-runner, topping his rivals in every measure of a successful candidate money, organization, momentum, polls and endorsements. However, he still lacks the support of many party leaders and activists; they question whether Dean has the temperament to win, and worry that liberal aspects of his record will be easy targets for Bush.

Fournier is going to turn out to be a HUGE embarrassment to AP.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:44 AM
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1. Fournier is doing EXACTLY what AP needs for its corporate masters. Murdoch is now on its board.
But, AP's slavish coddling of BushInc predates even that abominal move.
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