I’ve now moved to the breakout session, “Faith Communities,” and have found a power outlet so I can juice up my computer. Had a chance to scan the news and on Yahoo! found an article on the changes President Obama as wrought in his first 100 hours.
Just the title, Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands, and first paragraph shows you how the media sees its mission in the new era, to report glowingly on the president’s progress while continuing to lambaste his predecessor:
Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush’s unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.
Do you think they would have used the word “unpopular” to describe the Carter Administration? And once again, they repeat a notion which belongs more in an editorial than in a news article, suggesting the president need repair our “battered world image,” more an opinion than an actual fact.
I guess these “reporters” just have to get their digs in against W.
Oh, yup, you guessed it, it is an AP article.