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Shocker: AP Admits Covering Up An Obama Gaffe

From Breitbart:

AP Admits Covering Up Obama’s ‘Gulf’ Gaffe

By John Nolte | Aug 9, 2013

During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno’s "Tonight Show,’ President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up.

In its coverage Thursday, rather than point out the president’s geographical error, the wire service made it look as though no error was made. Here is how the AP memory-holed the gaffe:

If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs. Obama did not say "and in." The AP did it for him.

They were always doing things like this for President Bush, remember? (We don’t either.)

Today, buried in its correction section, the AP owned up to covering for the president:

In an Aug. 7 story on President Barack Obama’s comments on the need to deepen U.S. harbors, The Associated Press wrongly inserted an interpretive phrase in parentheses into a quote by Obama:

"If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs," Obama said.

Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville are not Gulf ports. It wasn’t known if the president was suggesting they were. The AP should not have added the phrase in an effort to clarify his statement.

It’s second nature to them. They are part of Obama’s Praetorian Guard.

But speaking of AP retractions, we have another one from the AP, via Rare:

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Associated Press retracts bogus North Pole lake photo

By Matt Cover | August 7, 2013

The Associated Press issued a formal retraction of a photo it published that claimed to show that a large lake had formed at the North Pole due to global warming.

In its retraction, the AP admitted that not only was the “lake” simply a small melt-pond but that it was natural, not due to global warming. The AP also admitted that the “lake” wasn’t even at the North Pole, explaining that the monitoring station where the photo was taken had drifted hundreds of miles to the south.

AP retraction:

Editors, photo editors, and photo librarians – please eliminate AP photo NY109 that was sent on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The caption inaccurately stated that “the shallow metlwater [sic] lake is occuring [sic] due to an unusually warm period.” In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer. In addition, the images do not necessarily show conditions at the North Pole, because the weather buoy carrying the camera used by the North Pole Environmental Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the North Pole.

A few weeks ago a photo made the rounds of news websites and blogs purportedly showing a scientific monitoring station at the North Pole surrounded by what appeared to be a large lake. Silly liberal journalists and bloggers blamed global warming, wringing their hands that if the North Pole was melting then the rest of the planet couldn’t be far behind, or something.

“The continued heating of the seas and melting ice caps does not bode well for ice cover in the arctic. Sorry, Santa Claus. It may be time to move to one of those ice bars,” Yahoo News wrote July 24.

But as we at Rare reported July 28, that simply wasn’t the case. You see, such “lakes” are really small melt ponds that form naturally every year on Arctic ice floes during the summertime. They’re not due to global warming at all.

Second, the research station in question isn’t even at the North Pole. In fact, the ice floe it’s mounted to has drifted — again naturally — hundreds of miles south…

Pickers of nit. The AP has an agenda to advance, and the facts be damned.

But what’s gotten into the AP? Maybe they think it’s ‘safe’ to do retractions on sleepy August weekends, when nobody is looking.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 12th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Shocker: AP Admits Covering Up An Obama Gaffe”

  1. State Media takes one for The Team. Nothing to see here citizen, move along.

  2. Winston Smith must be on vacation.


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