See if you can guess which news organization published this:
In President Barack Obama’s sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality: The one in his speeches and the one actually unfolding in Washington.
When Obama accuses Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignores the fact that his own party has struggled to unite behind the proposal.
When the president says Republicans haven’t explained what they oppose in the plan, he skips over the fact that Republicans who control the House actually have done that in detail.
And when he calls on Congress to “pass this bill now,” he slides past the point that Democrats control the Senate and were never prepared to move immediately, given other priorities. Senators are expected to vote Tuesday on opening debate on the bill, a month after the president unveiled it with a call for its immediate passage.
Would you believe, that’s from an Associated Press story?
Coupled with last week’s AP Fact Check, it sure seems that AP has decided that Obama really isn’t their guy. Makes one wonder what the AP is up to… trying to show us that they’re not lefties just before they run lots of hit pieces on GOP candidates?
This may really be a change of heart for the AP… or it may not be. I recommend Reagan’s dictum in this case: “Trust, but verify.”