Did you know you could issue a “report”? It’s easy. All you have to do is give yourself a name, like “Environment America”, and the Associated Press will put on the wire anything you would like to say and call it a “report”, and subscribing newspaper companies will publish it. Well, unless of course you’re by inclination a constitutional conservative person or organization, so let’s not get all hopey-changey about that likelihood.
Indiana topped the nation last year in the amount of toxic chemicals its factories discharged into waterways, according to a report from an environmental group that found Hoosier industries dumped more than 27 million pounds of pollutants into the state’s rivers and streams.
The report by Environment America, which published the report as a follow up to a similar study in 2009, also found that AK Steel at Rockport, Ind., was one of two Midwestern plants that had the highest amount of discharges into the Ohio River in 2010.
AK Steel’s pollution discharges were 24 million pounds in 2010 — more than two-thirds of the pollutants discharged into the Ohio River by the states that line the river.
“America’s waterways are a polluter’s paradise,” said Shelley Vinyard, a water advocate with the Washington, D.C-based group.
So when is a “report” a “report” ? Is it when any Tom, Dick or Harry 501(c) issues a press release? Is it when any dot.org wants to hold forth on a subject? An “environmental” group? How about if some of us “bitter clingers” out here made some wild (?) accusations about how Eric Holder was trying to destroy as many private firearms as possible in the US? Would that be a “report” in the AP’s eyes? No, because their leadership, their mission, their clients and their protagonists are agenda-driven, and not in a good way. They are not a news organization, because they put opinion in news articles and gloss it over or camouflage it. They are corrupt.
Of course, while being corrupt, the AP wants to be “fair”, so if you slog three-fourths of the way through the article, you can find a statement by an official body giving you some semblance of the truth, which is that the waters of Indiana are not “polluted” and that they are safe to use and drink and bathe and fish in and everything else:
Amy Hartsock, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, downplayed the big discharge number reported for AK Steel.
She said in a written statement that reported discharges from the Toxics Release Inventory “cannot be used to draw conclusions to human health or the environment.”
“IDEM holds all permitted facilities in Indiana, including AK Steel, accountable for meeting health-based water quality standards approved by U.S. EPA and designed to protect human health and the environment,” Hartsock said.
This AP story is remarkable for the fact that it is unremarkable, meaning that it is in the same vein, using the same modus operandi of literally thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of articles put out by the AP over the last years and decades purporting to be “news”, or ” reports”, or “information” when in fact they are merely opinion, propaganda and PR efforts. We here in these precincts are well aware of this. The thing that is grating about it is that it keeps up, even after the environmental groups, and their radical socialist accomplices, have gotten everything they wanted in the way of legislation, regulation, public disinformation statements and the complete decimation of entire industries. It’s not enough. The boot must remain firmly upon the neck.
And the purveyors of “information”, like the AP, can’t bring themselves to say that ‘enough is enough’, because they might have to do some actual work and dig for the news, for the truth. That is, if they were about the truth in the first place. You can see this evidenced in almost any area of reporting, from the fake ‘pollution’ scares, to the global warming scam, to false characterization of racism, corporate greed or conservative ‘gun lust’. The topics are endless. Think back on how many times you have read an AP story that begins with the headline “Report:” or “Study:”, followed by the envirowhacko, leftist, Democrat Party theme of the day.
The only option, the only counterweight to all this is for us red-blooded, patriotic Americans to start issuing our own “reports”, our own “studies”. Thus today I am issuing my report. No, the AP won’t put it on the wire and the newspapers won’t publish it, but I say it’s a report. I report to you today that the Associated Press is corrupt. If what I have described for you above is not enough, then I offer you irrefutable, black-and-white, from-the-horse’s mouth proof that it is corrupt. Here is the text of the head of the Associated Press’s remarks in introducing Barack Obama at a recent dinner. It is disgusting. it will turn your stomach, but it will confirm that the AP is corrupt:
“As president, he inherited the headwinds of the worst economic recession since the great depression. He pushed through congress the biggest economic recovery plan history and what a government reorganization of two of the big three American automakers to save them from oblivion. He pursued domestic and foreign policy agendas that are controversial to many, highlighted by his signature into law of the most comprehensive health care legislation in history. The budget plan’s proposed by the president on the one hand and republicans on the other hand are not even on the same planet. Many democrats believe his agenda doesn’t go far enough and many republicans believe it goes way too far. While we fought be to doubt — while we thought the 2008 white house race was rough and tumble, the 2012 race makes it look like bumper cars by comparison our country has become even more polarized. The 1 percent and the 99 percent are at each other’s throats. Campaigns are now funded by secretive, multimillion-dollar super PACs. The only thing anybody seems willing to compromise on is — I can’t think of anything. [laughter] really, who would want this job in the first place?”
“We are honored today to have the man currently holding the office and aspiring for another term,” said Singleton before finally announcing the president himself.
The apologists for Minister Singleton (as in ‘Ministry of Information’ chief Dean Singleton; I like to tweak editors and publishers who are lackeys for the Progressive movement with that epithet) will defend his remarks as apolitical, but you don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to detect the fawning, slobbering praise of Obama and the regurgitation of Administration talking points on what Obama “inherited” and how heroic his struggle has been in attempting to save us all. It is gross and pathetic for a supposed “journalist”.
As others have noted, corruption most often begins from the top down. Now that this report, from a ‘Patriot’ has exposed the AP as corrupt, perhaps others will be able to see similar tendencies in the United States Government, as exemplified by its “Chief”. There is ample evidence coming out of that horse’s……mouth…..as well.