AP Touts President Obama's Openness to Compromise, Ignores Campaign Obama's Contradiction and New Tattletale Site

Darlene Superville's Associated Press report earlier this evening on President Obama's visit to North Carolina ("Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business") had an interesting final paragraph.

Concerning Obama's openness to compromise on his "jobs plan" (otherwise known as "spend now, pay for with taxes later"), she wrote: "President Obama has made clear he'd sign a portion of the legislation if that's all Congress could agree on, although he's said he would continue to fight to pass the whole thing."

Someone forgot to tell that to David Axelrod this morning, as Meghashyam Mali at the Hill reported (video is at link):


Axelrod: 'We're not in a negotiation' on Obama $447B jobs package

Obama's top political adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the administration was unwilling to break up the president’s $447 billion jobs plan if Republicans were only receptive to passing certain elements.

"We're not in a negotiation to break up the package. It's not an à la carte menu. It's a strategy to get this country moving,” Axelrod said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"The president has a package; the package works together. We need to do many things to get this economy moving," Axelrod said.

Oh wait, I get it.

Superville was reporting on President Obama, not Campaign Obama.

President Obama is open to compromise, while Campaign Obama, represented by campaign bigwig Axelrod, isn't.

So Superville can totally ignore what Axelrod said because she was only covering President Obama. Campaign Obama is a totally different and separate thing.

She (and the rest of AP, as shown in the following searches, all not in quotes, at the wire service's main site which failed to find anything relevant: here on "attackwatch.com"; here on "Attack Watch"; here on "Obama campaign"; and here on "Obama for America") can also totally ignore the odious Attackwatch.com site, where Obama supporters are supposed to go to inform on their fellow citizens who are supposedly twisting the facts and lying about Obama's record.

Rush's thoughts today on attackwatch.com were succinctly sarcastic:

Now you've got the regime announcing yesterday this thing called Attack Watch. Obama has now...? The regime has a website? This is straight out of the... I saw a funny tweet. Some babe calls herself Virginia Gal has a tweet on this new Attack Watch website, the White House, "Are we gonna be able to read this in the original German?" ...

...Now, this Attack Watch thing (sigh), they're very proud of this. They're very excited. They've got this new tattletale site. And imagine, if it only had gone online sooner, then Obama would have won back Weiner's seat! Yeah. Nobody was available to stop all the false attacks on the regime, like the "lies" about 9.1% unemployment, Depression era unemployment for blacks and young people, Obama's tax increases during a recession. All those lies that we've been telling! His attempt to lessen the charitable donations deduction.

The lies about Fast and Furious, the attempt to undermine the Second Amendment in this country, the lies about Solyndra, the record levels of poverty and food stamp distribution, the home mortgage crisis. All those lies that have been told about Obama, if only Attack Watch had been up, all of those lies could have been stopped.

At some point, someone ought to break it to Darlene Superville and the AP that Campaign Obama and President Obama are really the same person -- and that if they contradict each other, or if either one engages in authoritarian behavior, it's news.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

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