Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's Official: Enemy Press AP Considers Bloggers "Journalists"

New York City's 1010 WINS reports on the death of a "journalist" for anti-American leftist (redundancy alert) Indymedia who was covering other leftists' violent protests against the probably corrupt government of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, according to the Enemy Press AP.

We're not going to go into the details, as they are sketchy, and the possible doings of the victim are not of concern here. The death of any American is to be regretted, whether the victim is a political compatriot or not. The thrust of this commentary is the bald statement by the Enemy Press AP - in their headlines for their stories for this incident and throughout the stories - that an Indymedia contributor is considered to be a journalist. Does this mean that the AP now believes that all bloggers/contributors to websites - either bloggers who cover local activities or contributors to sites such as Hot Air - to be legitimate journalists who must now have all protections that newspapermen and broadcast reporters have?

Considering their track record, most likely not. It fits their agenda to proclaim the victim as a journalist to further their claims that journalists are under attack by governments everywhere. Witness their lies about Bilal Hussein, terrorist sympathizer and AP associate who has been detained by Coalition forces since this spring for his ties to murderers in Iraq.

No, the Enemy Press AP is using the death of this man to push their own warped view of journalism on society. They seek to redefine journalist to suit their anti-American agenda. They want to use terrorists as stringers, they seek to demoralize America, they desire turmoil and tragedy without end in the Middle East and elsewhere to give themselves a soapbox with which to demonize America, Israel, and those countries who believe in freedom. Fortunately the blogosphere exists to expose these haters. Now that the Enemy Press AP has accorded journalist status to us, let's run with it and expose them for what they are: The Enemy Press.

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