Friday, March 7, 2008

Associated Press and Mainstream Media: All About THEM

"Republican Sen. John McCain, showing a flash of the temper he is known for, repeatedly cut off a reporter Friday when asked whether he had spoken to Democratic Sen. John Kerry about being his vice president in 2004. "Everybody knows that I had a private conversation. Everybody knows that, that I had a conversation," McCain told the reporter. "And you know it, too. No. You know it, too. No. You do know. You do know."

The above is an AOL featured story, from the truly despicable AP (see the previous entry for another exmple just today).  Believe it or not, the stupid question referecned above was a follow up to another stupid question:  Whether, sinc McCain had (supposedly) been offered the Vice President nomination by John Kerry, he would consider returning the "favor".  McCain simply said no.

In fact, this shows that the "news", to the mainstream media, is all about THEM (themselves).  It is not about providing important information.

So it shows McCain's famous "temper" to get impatient at a reporter's STUPID questions.   The New York Times has already done its best to get McCain elected President (with really obvious smears).  I guess the mainstream media in general is similarly determined to make McCain look GOOD. 

Nope.  This is NOT "news"  It is a disgrace for it to be presented as "news"  It was a smart aleck questioin to ask about John Kerry being McCain's running mate, and really STUPID  to try to "follow up" in a "gotcha" way.   Obama or Clinton are not going to consdier Kerry.  Why should McCain?

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