Sunday, March 27, 2011

And labor always ...

Hmm. Wonder what the mighty leftist propaganda machine that is the Associated Press wants you to think about -- oh, organized labor:

LOS ANGELES -- Thousands of union leaders and workers marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, vowing and shouting that they would fight for organized labor in California after recent union setbacks in Wisconsin.

Is it just me, or is that a strikingly weird bit of coordination?

... Speakers including Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, Maria Elena Durazo from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and Fire Fighters of Wisconsin President Mahlon Mitchell roused the crowd at the rally, the Los Angeles Times reported.

... Mahlon shouted at the rally that the battle in Wisconsin is a "direct attack" on all unions and the entire American middle class.

"An injury to one is an injury to all!" he shouted, and warned that similar policies could be instituted in cash-strapped California.

Well, you could have worked in another "at the rally," and you could have read the source copy closely enough to get the right second reference for the speaker. But otherwise -- think you got enough shouting in there, AP?

The link here is to the version at the Fair 'n' Balanced Network, where it's drawing exactly the sort of comments you'd expect:

In L.A. it will be the Union, Homersexuals, ACLU and the illegal Mexians. Everyone that hates America but won't move to Canada, Lybia, Saudi, Iraq. If you don't like it here MOVE and take Michael Moore, George Clooney and let us not forget VietNam Favorite Jane Fonda.

... but the Miracle of Robo-posting makes the AP's deathless prose -- and its suggested hed, "Thousands march streets of LA for organized labor" -- available at Web sites across the country.
(And why would NPR be an exception?) Makes one long for the days of wire editors, doesn't it?

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Anonymous Andy Bechtel said...

They could have mixed it up a bit. How about a bark or a bellow?

10:42 AM, March 29, 2011  

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