Who You Gonna Believe? The AP or Your Own Stinking Ears?
Cheney gets mixed reception as he throws out the first pitch in Washington,
But, the AP headlines, “Cheney booed loudly, throws out first pitch”.
Vice President Cheney (R) greets Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson after Cheney threw out the first pitch at the Nationals’ first home game of the season, at RFK Stadium in Washington, April 11, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
The Associated Press headline reads Cheney was booed loudly in throwing out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener, yesterday. :
Greeted with loud boos and some cheers, Vice President Dick Cheney threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday at the Washington Nationals’ home opener.
He stood directly in front of the mound and released a ball that hit the dirt in front of home plate. Nationals catcher Brian Schneider scooped it up.
Cheney wore a red-and-blue Nationals jacket that seemed bulky, perhaps filled out by a bulletproof vest. Security agents ringed the top edge of the outdoor stadium.
Clearly this was not a one sided crowd reaction that the AP describes in their headline.
And, here’s another flattering AP shot of the Vice President on Monday.
Vice President Dick Cheney makes a point during a speech in Springfield, Mo., Monday, April 10, 2006, during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo. (AP Photo/John S. Stewart)
Gee, do you think there is any bias at the AP?