Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Why Does AP Make Excuses for Obama in Its Lede?

Obama Overstates Kansas Tornado Deaths

The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 8, 2007; 11:33 PM

RICHMOND, Va. -- Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died. The death toll was 12.

Soft bigotry of low expectations? I do think that we'd have seen much more on this if any other leading candidate had so baldly and blandly misspoken on the matter of the life and death of thousands of Americans.

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