Althouse Says It All About AP's Coverage of Wis. Collective Bargaining Vote

Here is how the Associated Press and reporter Scott Bauer headlined and opened their 10:09 p.m. report (saved here at host for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) on the Wisconsin Senate's collective bargaining-related vote tonight:

Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining

 

The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats and approve an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide.

The graphic cap below from this post by Ann Althouse, who has been on the scene in Madison frequently during the past few weeks, says it all about the AP's coverage:

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Yep.

Since Scott Bauer has been so blatantly biased during these past few weeks (as seen here and here) and has made it abundantly clear where he stands on these matters -- instead of doing his who-what-where-when-why job -- maybe Ann should send her cameraman Meade out one final time to ask Scott how he feels about his three-week distortion campaign thus far going for naught.

If the nation had to solely rely on Bauer and his establishment press ilk for information about what has really been happening in the Badger State, the stalemate might be going the other way. Viva New Media.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: Revised "might have gone" to "might be going" in the last paragraph, and "having gone for naught" to "thus far going for naught" in the second-last paragraph.

Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.