Monday, August 22, 2011

Practicing Journalism Without a License

I always thought that the AP was an actual news organization, not an arm of the Democratic Party. I have been shaking my head all day at this AP story, run here in the Seattle Times, with the headline:

GOP aims for end to payroll tax break

But if you actually read the article, however, it doesn't list a single Republican "aiming" to end this, much less any indication that it is part of GOP policy, and in fact concludes with:

Neither House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, nor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has taken a firm stand on whether to extend the one-year tax cut.