"Under pressure to meet combat needs, the Army and Marine Corps brought in significantly more recruits with felony convictions last year than in 2006, including some with manslaughter and sex crime convictions.
Data released by a congressional committee shows the number of soldiers admitted to the Army with felony records jumped from 249 in 2006 to 511 in 2007. And the number of Marines with felonies rose from 208 to 350."
Note how the actual, insignificant FACTS are relegated to the second paragraph (so much for "fournalism"). Note how an alleged increse of 142 people for the marines (262 for the army) become "jumps". It is all agenda, for purposes of the HEADLINE (blaring out how the number of convicted felons has risen in the military).
208 to 350? 249 to 510. Q.E.D. The Associated Press (not to mention AOL) is DESPICABLE.
I repeat what the despicable AP proves every day: ANY person connected witht he AP is connected with an evil organization. They should cease any such association, since it constitutes an active promotion of evil (as the problem with Obama's continued association with Reverend Wright over 20 years was that it was an endorsement of hate speech).
350 out of 180,000 in the military (most of the 350 being convicted of non-violent crimes). Is the despicable Associated Press anti-military? You decide. No decision is necessary on whether this is a story with an agenda--the non-news story of all time.
As usual (a weekly event), the despicable Associated Press, along with AOL, are now again nominess for the weekly "Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate" awarded by my AOL blog, "The Maverick Conservative", for the most notable and conspicious stupidity of the week.
Ask yourself. Do 350 people, or 510 people, really help the military reach its recruitment needs, or is this really all about an AP/AOL headline smear? There is just no doubt about the answer.
Yes, the truly evil thing about this story is that it is a smear of the entire 180,000 men and women in the U.S. military. I know perfectly well that the AP is aiming at the War in Iraq ("the end justifies the means"). That is what makes the AP an evil organization. They are willing to hype ANY item of non-news, and smear ALL of the men and women in the military, just to advance what they consider a worthy agenda.
Well, for three years, this blog has called them on it. I will continue to do so.