Associated Press Quotes Sarah Palin out of context to make her appear extreme

The Associated Press has what appears to be a very controversial statement by Sarah Palin:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God." . . .

Indeed, this is the main point of the article, not some minor side bar, as the AP titles the piece: "Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God.'" (See also this.) One would think that this is a major investigative journalist find. There is only one problem: the reporter made up the story. Go to about 5:47 into the video:

"Pray for our military. He is going to be deployed in September to Iraq. Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them[U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God, that is what we have to make sure that we are praying for, that there is a plan and that that plain is God's plan."

By cutting off the end of Palin's statement the Associated Press completely alters what Palin is saying. She is made to appear that she is asserting that the war is God's plan when she was really saying that we have to pray to made sure that this is God's plan. The point is even clearer if one listens to her in the video.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Note how they actually had what she supposedly said in quotes.

I recall a commenter on this blog, Clark actually, complaining about Fox reporting that Obama said that he had more executive experience than Palin. Of course, that is what he said. Fox never indicated any statement in quotes.

It is no different than my saying, "My steak and potatoes were excellent," and it being reported that I said that I enjoyed my meal.

I did say that I enjoyed my meal.

Sadly, this is what we have come to expect from a left biased media.

9/06/2008 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about obvious media bias. MSNBC is probably the worst offender among the television / cable networks. Someone finally woke up.

MSNBC Takes Incendiary Hosts From Anchor Seat

After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night.


9/08/2008 1:01 AM  

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