Monday, July 09, 2007

From the crack reporters at

... Focus on the Family. Digby passes along a catch from Pastordan in which the AP rehashes a press release from Dobson's group which trashes Mitt Romney Something about cable TV pornography in Marriott hotels (?) while he was on their board. Pastordan says
... it's remarkable that the AP's Johnson gives the criticism so much ink. I actually had to stop at the end of the article and remind myself that this wasn't a press release from Focus on the Family. Except it was - pieces of it, anyway. Other portions seem to be a rewrite of a post by David Brody.
No one is done a service by this kind of hatchet job and Digby says so for all of us:
I'm happy to see Mitt Romney being kicked to the curb by the religious right, but not so happy to see the AP regurgitating articles from Focus On The Family, no matter who it's about. This is exactly the kind of thing that drives me crazy about these journalistic conventions. Sure the "facts" presented may be true. But after reading it, I have no idea what the truth is. It's maddening.
For some, Digby, that's "Mission Accomplished."

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