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The AP’s Top 10 Stories For November 16, 2012

The Associated Press does its best to keep the low information voter uninformed:

10 Things to Know for Today

November 16, 2012

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today (times in EST):

1. AN OFFER TO HOLD FIRE IN GAZA

Israel agrees to suspend its offensive while the Egyptian premier visits, but Palestinians keep firing rockets.

Actually, it was the Egyptian Prime Minister. Egypt does not have a Premier. And note that the AP doesn’t mention that the Prime Miniter blamed Israel for their aggression against Hamas, and threatened that Egypt would do something about it.

2. WOUNDED VETERANS JUMP OUT OF A FREIGHT TRAIN’S PATH

Four people died when the Texas parade float was hit at a railroad crossing.

A car accident is the second most important story of the day.

3. HOW LONG IS TOO LONG TO TURN THE POWER BACK ON

The AP’s Jonathan Fahey reports power came back after Sandy a little faster than to victims of other storms.

A blatant lie about the incredibly slow restoration of power after Sandy is the AP’s third most important story of the day.

4. "FISCAL CLIFF" SHOWDOWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE

The president meets congressional leaders facing a tricky path to compromise.

And by "compromise," the AP means finding a way to raise taxes. There is never any mention of compromising on reducing spending.

5. WHAT $4.5 BILLION OIL SPILL SETTLEMENT MEANS FOR BP’S BOTTOM LINE

It may sound like a lot — but consider that the British oil giant made $5.5 billion in one quarter.

In other words, BP wasn’t punished enough for having an accident.

6. PETRAEUS SPEAKS, BUT NOT ON SEX SCANDAL

The former CIA director testifies in Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the Libyan U.S. Consulate.

And the AP only cares about the sex scandals involved here. The death of four Americans, including an Ambassador doesn’t interest them.

7. HARDLY A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

Lost Beatles fans looking for the famous Abbey Road often find themselves at a drab train station with the same name.

This is the AP’s seventh most important story of the day.

8. HEALTH CARE BENEFITS, A LA CARTE

More employees face puzzling choices as employers move away from one-size-fits-all insurance.

You see how wonderful Obama-Care is? It allows employees to get out from under their hateful employer provided "one-size-fits-all insurance."

9. JESSE & JOY ALMOST SWEEP LATIN GRAMMYS

The Mexican brother-sister duo and their pop hit ‘Corre!’ win four awards, but lose best album to Colombian rockero Juanes.

The Latin Grammys are the AP’s ninth top story of the day. (By the way, they given Latino Grammys during the regular Grammys, don’t they? So why do they have a separate ceremony?)

10. TIME TO STOCK UP ON TWINKIES

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business.

Isn’t that hilarious? Wonder Bread is so pathetically un-cool. And heaven knows, the AP wouldn’t want to mention why they are going out of business. (Whisper: unions.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “The AP’s Top 10 Stories For November 16, 2012”

  1. Chrispbass

    Story #10 should be in the top 3 but it will be a cold day in hell before that happens.
    Useful idiots.

  2. Anonymoose

    Oh so that’s what Obama meant by “Forward!” All the bad stuff amplified by a few magnitudes.

  3. Right of the People

    I’m surprised Brad and Angelina’s latest tiff isn’t the top story. The AP is barely one step ahead of the Star and Enquirer but not nearly as factual.

  4. yadayada

    if only Hostess could have held off for a couple more months– they could have made $millions$ more by transferring their assets to Washington and Colorado.
    stoners love twinkies




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