Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Boos Again.

Right Voices back in September of 2004 carried a report on how the AP misreported an event in the Milwaukee area. You may recall it. President Bush was having a campaign stop in the area when word of President Clinton's heart problem was publicized. President Bush announced the news to the crowd and how his and the crowd's thoughts and prayers with former President Clinton.

The AP reported or misreported-reported that the crowd booed the President at his warm wishes for President Clinton. People on the scene reported no such thing happened that there was no booing. The AP very quietly altered the story and I never recall seeing an apology or any sort of official retraction.

Well, Vice President Cheney threw out the first pitch at the Nationals Game the other day. Mr. Instapundit did a blogosphere roundup and the conclusion is the reporting on the boos was not quite accurate. The reporting made it sound like the boos were overwhelming when they were not. The funniest reaction is this:
It was probably hard for the AP reporters to hear the rest of the stadium over the chorus of boos emanating from the press box.
Source: Instapundit (Commentary by Matt Gildart passed on by Instapundit)

AP: aka Al-Pazeera.

4/13/2006 12:01pm CDT
Here is Right Voice's story on the Milwaukee area appearance.