Tuesday, December 09, 2003

An Associated Press Journalist has Actual Facts

I'm linking to this article, "Dems criticize Bush, omit facts sometimes," via Newday, but I originally found it on AT&T Business. ATTbusiness doesn't make its news links permanent, so I went first to Yahoo and then to Google to find a linkable version. Yahoo would not or could not find the article, although it brought up plenty of articles that went no further than 'criticize Bush.' Well, maybe Yahoo is just slow.

Anyway, it's a most amazing article. The woman who wrote it actually, like, knows something and includes pertinent facts.

"Several of the nine Democrats attacked the tax cuts Bush pushed through Congress. But none mentioned that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who has served both Republican and Democratic presidents, has cited those cuts as a reason for the recent growth of the economy.

"Economic activity perked up in late spring and then accelerated further this summer as tax cuts provided a substantial booth," Greenspan said recently.

Both Wesley Clark and Dean accused Bush of "not fighting terrorism." Although al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden remains at large, the administration's war has substantially thinned the ranks of his network, including the arrest earlier this year of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. The administration also has thwarted dozens of attacks through increased cooperation with allies. "

etc. etc. etc. Ye gads, Ms. Pickler has sources and everything. Where did this gem come from?

I'm so used to one-sided spewing of vitriol that this genuine reporting has me all discombobulated.

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