The AP has no problem with Sen. Barack Obama’s associations with unrepentant terrorist and “guy in the neighborhood” Bill Ayers. After all, while Ayers bombed government buildings and encouraged others to attack government buildings and our military and police personnel, he never, as far as the AP knows, targeted abortion doctors or clinics.
So the AP is doing all it can to help its candidate deal with the latest round of questions concerning the Ayers-Obama relationship.
We see an example of the AP’s “pitching in” for Obama in this paragraph from a story headed “Palin says Obama 'palling around' with terrorists”
While it is known that Obama and Ayers live in the same Chicago neighborhood, served on a charity board together and had a fleeting political connection, there is no evidence that they ever palled around. And it's simply wrong to suggest that they were associated while Ayers was committing terrorist acts.Nowhere in the AP story does it mention Obama’s failure to denounce and disown Ayers until it became politically expedient and necessary during the primaries.
The AP just provides a lot of minimizing and excusing of its candidate’s relationship with Ayers, along with shots at Palin and McCain.
You can read the AP story here.