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The AP Uses Code Pink As A Photo Source

The DNC’s Associated Press is now using the viciously America-hating groups Code Pink and the Iraq Veterans Against The War as sources for their news photographs:

In this photograph provided by Codepink/Iraq Veterans Against the War, a man identified as Iraq war veteran Geoffrey Millard, is lead away by U.S. Park Police police officers after being arrested for attempting to join the Independence Day parade Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Washington. Millard had walked into the parade with a sign that read: Support the Troops, Bring Them Home Now. (AP photo/Codepink/Iraq Veterans Against the War, Julie Cunigilo)

In this photograph provided by Codepink/Iraq Veterans Against the War, Chloe Jon-Pau, a 71-year-old member of the group Codepink, is confronted by a U.S. Park Police police officer as she attempts to join the Independence Day parade Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Washington. Jon-Pau and an Iraqi War veteran were arrested by police for attempting to disrupt the parade. (AP Photo/Codepink, Iraq Veterans Against the War)

By the way, according to the Village Voice our hero Geoffrey Millard told a crowd at a Cindy Sheehan (self) benefit last March:

“I signed up to be a civilian soldier. I signed up to help my community, and because I was and I am still a patriot,” Millard said. “But my First Ammendemt (sic) rights aren’t being trampled by Al Qaeda. Saddam Hussein never tapped my phone. Right now, the enemies of the constitution are domestic. As Malcolm X said, it’s time to stop sitting and start standing.”

That’s right. Al Qaeda never trampled on anybody’s rights.

Anyway, this is probably just a smart business decision on the part of the AP’s management. Why bother to send their own photographers to an event?

Just get the propaganda straight from the source, and cut out the middle men.

And lest we forget, this is Code Pink’s usual fare:

This is one of the Code Pink crew mocking wounded US soldiers outside of the Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. The sign says "Maimed For A Lie"

Maybe the next time he’ll get lucky and the Associated Press will pay him for his noble efforts.

(Much praise to JohnX for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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