Monday, January 07, 2008

Sniping, Emotional Clinton Mark NH Race. Really?

What a terrible AP story! The headline is as above. Here's the first paragraph.
Barack Obama, the new Democratic front-runner, told cheering supporters, 'You're the wave and I'm riding it.' Hillary Rodham Clinton, her voice breaking, told voters in a little cafe that her White House quest is not just political.
I guess she's just another emotional woman who can't take the pressure of major league politics.

Here are the final paragraphs of the story's Clinton coverage.
Later, during a meeting over coffee with undecided voters, a sympathetic voter asked how she keeps going. "It's not easy," she replied. "It's not easy."

"I've had so many wonderful opportunities in this country," she said, her voice catching. "This is very personal for me. It's not just political. It's not just public."
So her honesty and feeling for the country was turned by the reporter into a weakness. That's terrible reporting!

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