Accuracy in Media

From American Family Radio:

The Associated Press came very close this week to giving President Barack Obama a ringing endorsement for a second term.

Associated Press chairman Dean Singleton introduced Mr. Obama before the President spoke to editors and publishers at the AP’s recent annual luncheon. According to the Media Research Center, he “slobber[ed] over Obama” in his “gushing speech.”

“As president, he inherited the headwinds of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression,” Singleton said. “He pushed through Congress the biggest economic recovery plan in history and led a government reorganization of two of the Big Three auto manufacturers to save them from oblivion.”

That was just part of the introduction, which Roger Aronoff of Accuracy in Media (AIM) says sounded more like a campaign speech.

“I don’t think anyone could come away after watching this introduction and not feel that this man is a big admirer and a great fan,” Aronoff decides. “And probably, as I say, it comes very close to being an endorsement.”

He tells OneNewsNow this is a precursor of things to come as November draws nearer.

“I think the coverage is going to be trying to shape the public perception so that Obama’s doing a very good job; [that] he’s trying hard,” the AIM editor predicts. “[They’ll portray it as] if he can’t get everything done, it’s more because of those evil, uncompromising Republicans.”
Aronoff concludes that “the media is Obama’s greatest friend.”

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