"...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..."
While it is noble and ethical for AP to issue such a note and to attempt to correct the blatant editing of a news story to make their President look good, it should be noted that Obama's gaffe was viewed by millions on national television, when he appeared as a guest of Jay Leno's show, and AP's creative editing; that is, the blatant political propagandizing for the Obama administration was only too obvious.
But what if the President had gaffe'd and the live cameras had not been there to transmit the error, and AP had then "corrected" the text to make the President look competent: would they have issued their "correction?"
This incident calls into question the integrity of AP in their reporting, if indeed there is any these days at the Associated Press, and calls attention to the dwindling audiences and readerships of the Socialist Liberal Media.
At what point does this go from creative editing to lying FOR the President?
There are ample examples of such lying. To wit:
George Zimmerman, who was recently found "not guilty" of 2nd degree murder charges for the death of Trayvon Martin is currently suing NBC for "...making him look like a racist..." Business Insider's Christina Serbenz described this:
"...Zimmerman filed the suit in December over the "Today" show's edited version of Zimmerman's 911 call to police the night he killed Martin, which he said made him look racist. The recording portrayed Zimmerman's words as "This guy [Martin] looks like he's up to no good. He looks black." ... In reality, Zimmerman only mentioned the 17-year-old's race when the 911 operator inquired. NBC has since apologized and fired the reporter and producer responsible..."Here's the AP's humble attempt to "fess-up" for revealing their unwavering political bias:
AP's gaffe of Obama's gaffe....