Under Glen Johnson’s byline the Associated Press has posted a story concerning energy proposals Sen. John McCain’s just made. It includes this:
...In his latest speech, McCain expressed exasperation both with the federal government and the private sector.The AP doesn’t explain why it began that sentence with:“Without blaming his fellow Republicans in the Bush administration directly, …”: and then followed that introductory phrase with McCain's reference to “unwise policies of our government …”
He said rising costs during a time of stagnant wages evokes the 1970s era of "stagflation."
Without blaming his fellow Republicans in the Bush administration directly, McCain said: "It feels the same today, because the unwise policies of our government have left America's energy future in the control of others."...
Why didn't the AP use an introductory phrase like:
Without blaming former President Bill Clinton’s veto of drilling in ANWR and congressional Democrats’ opposition to countless domestic energy development proposals, McCain said ….?Or something like this:
Without directly blaming either major party, McCain said ...?Folks, I think most of you know the answer to those questions.
The entire AP story's here.
BTW - Many of you know the AP is very concerned that bloggers are quoting from its stories.
Could at least some of that concern stem from the AP's realization that many bloggers call readers' attention to the AP's liberal/leftist/"Go Dems" bias?