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Watch As The AP Spins Sarkozy’s Latest Victory

Every now and then it is instructive to just sit back an admire the work of our professional propagandists journalists.

First they create overblown expectations:

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France’s Sarkozy poised for big parliamentary majority
Conservatives seen dominating runoff election
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press | June 17, 2007

Then they prepare the ground:

Sarkozy’s party may see smaller majority
17 June, 2007
By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press Writer

Sarkozy’s conservative party to see parliamentary majority shrink, pollsters say
By ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press Writer
2007-06-17

Then, for an all too brief moment, they are forced to acknowledge reality:

Polls: French conservatives win vote*
17 June, 2007
By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press Writer

Sarkozy Party Wins Comfortable Majority*
ANGELA CHARLTON (AP Online)
06/17/2007

Sarkozy’s party wins majority in parliament*
06/17/2007
By Angela Charlton – The Associated Press

But they soon get back to explaining these things away:

Sarkozy Party Wins, but Not in Landslide*
By ANGELA CHARLTON
The Associated Press
Monday, June 18, 2007

Sarkozy’s conservative party wins parliamentary majority but also suffers stinging loss*
By ANGELA CHARLTON – Associated Press Writer
2007-06-18

Socialists in France boosted by strong showing*
By Angela Charlton
The Associated Press
06/18/2007

So you see, it was a tremendous victory for the socialists after all.

And mind you the headlines marked with an asterisk (*) are all referring to the very same Associated Press story by Ms. Charlton.

It’s all in how they spin it.

And speaking of spin, none of these articles were accompanied by photographs of the victorious Nicolas Sarkozy.

No, they all featured the beaming visage of his opponent, (the just "divorced" though never married) Segolene Royal — who lost to Mr. Sarkozy in an historic landslide.

Why is that?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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