AP is rooting for the Republicans again

This is pretty bad. From Media Matters:

The Associated Press published an article implying that Democrats are not focused on jobs and the economy, and are instead pandering to women by pushing a measure to protect women from workplace discrimination. In contrast, AP reported that the Republican agenda focuses on job creation.

The article, written by Laurie Kellman, reported on Senate Republicans’ efforts to successfully block a law that would have required equal pay for women. The piece included a passage that strongly suggests that Democrats are not focused on jobs, while portraying concerns over fair pay to be hollow:

The vote was the latest effort by Democrats to protect their lead among critical women voters this presidential and congressional election year. Republicans are focusing on the No. 1 concern for all voters: jobs and the economy.

In suggesting that Democrats are not focused on jobs and the economy, AP ignores President Obama’s repeated calls for Congress to pass a jobs bill. Friday, when the Labor Department reported that jobs growth slowed during May, the president again called on Congress to “get to work” and pass a jobs bill that economists say could create 2 million jobs.

So, Democrats are focusing on a bill dealing with women’s jobs, but that’s not “jobs” to the AP. The Republicans, who have pretty much been trying to force the country back into a Depression from the first day of Obama’s term, are the only party “really” focusing on jobs and the economy.

I guess in fairness to AP they the Republicans are focusing on jobs and the economy… in order to destroy them in time for the election.


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