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Compare and contrast AP obits: Margaret Thatcher vs. Hugo Chavez

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@jpfreire brings the good stuff: Comparison of AP’s Thatcher & Chavez obits bit.ly/Y9SYdd

— John K. Ross (@Johnkennethross) April 8, 2013

Yes, he does. Bias? What bias? J.P. Freire roasts the journalistic pretenders at the Associated Press for their moral equivalence and media whitewash (an AP specialty, as you know).

Here, AP equivocates on Thatcher bit.ly/ZhW3D6 Here, AP lionizes Chavez. huff.to/166JQru COME ON!

— J.P. Freire (@JPFreire) April 8, 2013

Comparison of AP’s Thatcher & Chavez obits: Chavez “challenged status quo.” Thatcher “intimidating.” More here: bit.ly/Y9SYdd

— J.P. Freire (@JPFreire) April 8, 2013

Read the whole dissection here. Freire sums up:

You can challenge the status quo if you’re a socialist, and then you’ll get treated as a hero by the Associated Press, even if your oil-rich country is still an economic basketcase and a morass for the rule of law. But if you’re a free market evangelist who succeeded in rescuing a nation from the hazards of an overweening state through privatizing, you’re controversial.
Gotcha.

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/08/compare-and-contrast-ap-obits-margaret-thatcher-vs-hugo-chavez/



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