Monday, September 22, 2008

Narrative-creating

The jokers at the AP and other blind media outlets usually are guided by election time hysteria and narratives come and go within hours. I have seen this AP headline on my YahooNews ticker for the past 36 hours. NEVER have I ever seen the same headline on the ticker for more than 6 hours (and that's even a stretch). This is the same tired article that goes along with the Image of the Week/Useless Poll that I talked about two days ago.

Here's the cached headline that has actually moved from a brief mentioning to a headline.



Everything about this article is absurd. The title, "A New Racial Divide", is a pathetic attempt to make it seem like Obama is somewhat responsible for creating this "New" concept of racism and black-white animonsity. The teaser, "And who's to blame?" makes it abuntantly clear that the AP is trying to heighten racial tensions as the election nears. How about the, "Poll: Racial views may cost Obama". Cost him what? The election? Right.

The wedge the AP is going for is pretty apparent. Now that Obama has a comfortable lead, it's time to bring his race back into it and see if that might scare the numbers into tightening.

1 comments:

Harriet said...

So the AP is bent Republican?

Better to have the New York Times on yoru side, right?