Nedra Pickler To The Rescue

Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press apparently has a full-time job protecting Democrats and explaining away their gaffes and mistakes. She attempted to 'fact-check' Republicans over Barack Obama's outrageous statement that U.S. forces are 'just air-raiding villages and killing civilians' in Afghanistan. Rather than report on this statement as a good objective and detached journalist is supposed to do, Pickler instead tried to run interference against Republican indignation over Obama's ridiculous claim that the U.S. is just randomly killing civilians in Afghanistan.

Well today Pickler is at it again, this time defending Hillary Clinton against complaints that her campaign sent out emails slandering Obama for his 'muslim' upbringing in Indonesia, which apparently is a falsehood. Pickler's article reads like a press release from Hillary's campaign itself. For example, was this email sent out by a Clinton volunteer to put Obama in a bad light? "Oh heavens no," Zimmerman [Iowa Democratic campaigner] said in a telephone interview. "She just wanted the people who were concerned with the politics of Jones County to be aware of it."

As unlikely as that may be, of course Hillary Clinton herself is most unlikely to have authorized that email. But, man, does the AP bend over backwards to explain this away or what? I am sure we can count on Nedra Pickler to apologize for and explain away mistakes made by Republicans, right?


P.S. You have by now no doubt heard of the Wicked Witch of the West Wing's attack on kindergartener Obama's presidential ambitions. Tactless, graceless, and a great example of the politics of personal destruction that Hillary (allegedly) deplores. Hillary can't run on her record, can't run on her experience, her character, ethics or her brains. Not to mention, nobody likes her. Why, exactly, is she running for president?

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