Wednesday, May 30, 2007

AP: Liberal Speaks for Conservatives

I can’t decide who is worse: Al Michaud or the AP. If you don’t know, Al Michaud is the loser who heckled Mormon Mitt Romney at a campaign stop, yelling “I’m one person who will not vote for a Mormon!” The AP is the chickenshit organization who anonymously (no byline I can find) gives us an account of the event.

It turns out, though, that Michaud plans on voting for Hillary Clinton, because he identifies himself as a “liberal.” So the whole point of this story was to explain to us that a liberal who lives in Delaware was unwilling to vote for Romney because he’s Mormon. Stop the presses!

Oh, wait, that’s not the point of the story. We find the real point of the story here:
Michaud later told reporters he was not "a right-winger," alluding to some evangelical Christians who have compared Romney's faith to a cult.
Now I get it: this Neolithic mouth-breather was actually projecting the feelings of “some evangelical Christians” who think Mormons are a cult. So the logic that drove this whole piece was that an impolite liberal projected the true feelings of evangelical Christians by yelling a slur at a Mormon candidate. Make sense now?

Question for the AP: if a self-described conservative calls Barack Obama the “N” word at a campaign stop, does it mean that some liberals are racist?

This whole exercise was a way to write “Conservatives think Romney is cultist”, only there’s no data or quotes for that piece. What, the AP couldn’t find one evangelical pastor stupid enough to shoot his mouth off, so they had to resort to some anonymous jerk in Delaware?

My guess is that it’s the AP who has a beef with Mormons, and used this as an excuse to advertise their prejudices. It’s bad enough that the AP pulls stringers from within Al-Qaeda to report on Iraq, must they rely on stringers from the Democrats for news on the US elections as well?