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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:49 PM
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Media Matters: AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier - dangerous McCain hack
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Pretty thorough treatment of Ron Fournier's history of pro-McCain and consistently anti-Dem coverage. He was formerly the AP's chief political correspondent but has been elevated to Washington Bureau chief. The AP is likely the most critical of all MSM outlets since it reaches the majority of local papers nationwide and feeds on-line sources like Yahoo. All political stories from their various hacks like Nedda Pickler, Liz Sidota, etc are now vetted and "corrected" to reflect Fournier's man-crush on McCain:

"The Fournier revelation came as no surprise to anyone who has read his recent campaign work, which has routinely been caustic and dismissive of Democratic contenders. In two "Analysis" pieces and a column, Fournier questioned whether John Edwards was a "phony," announced the Clintons suffered from "utter self-absorption," and claimed that Barack Obama was "bordering on arrogance." That's the right of a pundit. But at the same time, Fournier avoided raising any doubts about Sen. John McCain, and in fact rushed to his aid in print during the senator's time of campaign need.

That ethos seems to have been adopted by the larger AP political team, which, honestly, writes as if it's completely in the tank for McCain. "Atrocious" is how Talking Points Memo blogger Josh Marshall has classified the wire service's campaign performance this year, as the AP again and again has turned a blind eye to the Republican candidate's obvious flip-flops.

And it's because of that context that the recent revelation about Fournier's emails to Rove has proven to be so damaging for the AP. It's also why the episode deserves a much closer examination. For instance, it was Fournier who initiated the email exchange in which he urged ber-partisan Rove to "keep up the fight."

Full article at: http://mediamatters.org/columns/200807220006
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