AP Goes Ahead and Calls Blagojevich a 'Distraction' for Obama
7:30 PM, Dec 9, 2008 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
No need to wait for Obama to frame the issue when the Associated Press knows his favorite words already. They are great students of his oratory, after all:
And, again, just a few paragraphs later, after a vigorous defense of Obama and a rigorous downplaying of his connections to Blago:
The story goes on to castigate mean Republicans who just won't let the issue drop, already. Again, the AP should just drop the grown-up words and write with emoticons. The picture associated with the story even features Obama wearing a frowny face. The pathos!
AP also does Obama a solid by using his statement that he never met with Blagojevich about his Senate replacement while saving David Alxelrod's very different statement for two thirds into the story. Then, this predictable rejoinder from the Obama team:
We've heard that so many times, the AP could have written that line, too.