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A Children’s Treasury Of Hilarious Comments About The AP On Hillary’s Blog

This morning, the Associated Press wrote that Hillary would concede the delegate race to Barack Obama tonight, which is very nearly the same thing as “conceding the race.” The Clinton campaign then called this story 100% false and said Hillary won’t be concedin’ nothin’ tonight. And since Hillary’s rabid loyalists are already peeved with the media’s coverage of the campaign, the AP’s little “gambit” here has set off quite a storm on Hillary Clinton’s official “blog,” in the comments. An arbitrary selection of the best comments, after the jump. Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Hilarious Comments About The AP On Hillary’s Blog…
 

Associated Press Vehemently Hates Hillary

You may have gathered from this photo that Hillary, like ol’ Barry Obama last week, put on a big media show at a freaking gas station today to illustrate how much the high prices hurt her feelings, as an American motorist. The Associated Press — the most objective news source ever — covered this event, as they have every other event in world history, and put out the most bitter, sarcastic write-up imaginable. Check out the first few paragraphs after the jump, because they are a stitch. Read more on Associated Press Vehemently Hates Hillary…
 

AP Forgets Ben Johnson Saga In Year’s Top Stories

Editors at the Associated Press have picked the year’s top 10 stories, and we expected the presidential campaign to be like, you know, top five or something, right? Well, it lands in at #8 — coincidentally one spot ahead of the immigration debate. Now it’s official: Immigration is almost the same thing as this election. Anyway, some other shit happened this year — who knew! — so full list after the jump. Read more on AP Forgets Ben Johnson Saga In Year’s Top Stories…
 

Decoding the Note: That Giant Wire Reporter Will Crush Us All!

Ron Fournier, the Associated Press’ chief political writer, announced today that he was stepping down to do some crazy internet thing instead (new Fishbowl editor?). We wish him the best, as he’s obviously one of the very best in the business. That does not excuse today’s Note. Read more on Decoding the Note: That Giant Wire Reporter Will Crush Us All!…
 

Daily Briefing: A Sour Time

Bush, seeking a “rational middle ground” on immigration to rescue his second term, announces the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the southern border; Karl Rove indicates that Bush supports the Senate’s immigration plan. Bush: “We do not yet have full control of the border, and I am determined to change that.” [WP, NYT, USAT, WSJ] Immigration issue could go from “opportunity to expand the Republican Party” to a “historic liability”; Bush sought to “define the middle ground in a debate where consensus has been difficult.” 74% of Americans, in poll conducted before the presidential address, supported the use of Guard troops on the border. [WP] BellSouth denies “any link” with the NSA for the logging of phone calls; USA Today stands by its story. [USAT, NYT, WSJ] Pentagon releases the full list of those detained at Guantanamo Bay after the Associated Press files a FOIA request. [AP] Rove is optimistic for the GOP’s chances in November: “Look, we’re in a sour time. I readily admit it. I mean, being in the middle of a war where people turn on their television sets and see brave men and women dying is not something that makes people happy and optimistic and upbeat. But I’m absolutely confident [that] we’re going to be just fine in the fall elections.” [WP] Emergency spending bill has yet to be slimmed to Bush‘s specifications. [WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: A Sour Time…
 

Talk About A Slow News Day

But if Osama bin Laden had eaten all those grilled cheese sandwiches, while simultaneously cooking the books at Enron… now that might have been something… Intelligence Chief Says Al Qaeda Is ‘Top Concern’ [AP] Ex-Enron Exec Says Company Cooked Books [AP] Woman Eats 26 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches [AP] Read more on Talk About A Slow News Day…