Saturday, September 04, 2004

Media Bias at AP Exposed. Booo

Here is the story. AP runs story on Clinton's condition. Mentions Kerry reaction, then mentions what happens at a Bush rally.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery." "He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally. Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them. Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath. Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."

There were no "boos". The AP was called on it and retracted the story, replacing it with:
The crowd reacted with applause and with some "ooohs," apparently surprised by the news that Clinton was ill.

Other media outlets have had to post retractions like: West Allis, Wis. (AP) NOTE: This is a correction to an incorrect story posted by AP on Friday stating the crowd booed the President when he sent his good wishes. The crowd, in fact, did NOT boo.

Other have not.

Instapundit covers it.
Powerline has a great post.
Video of rally. no boos.