Friday, August 11, 2006

Agence France-Presse (AFP) seeks political gains from Agence France-Presse (AFP) article

WORLDWIDE, World (AFP) – The Agence France-Presse (AFP) seized on a foiled London airline bomb plot to write at article to hammer the Bush administration today.

Weighed down by the recent string of biased, fabricated, and staged news stories and photographs, the press, including the AFP, have tried to shift the national media debate from their own God-awful reporting to the supposed failures of the administration ahead of November 7 congressional elections.

This article is "a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation," the president said on a day trip to Wisconsin. “The press – the national and international media - are willing partners in spreading terrorist propaganda to the world.”

His remarks came days after the international press had been repeatedly scrutinized for tons of mounting evidence that they have been complicit in a number of disturbing acts of faking news stories and photographs.

However, Agence France-Presse (AFP) hoped this story would yield political gains.

"I'd rather be talking about how bad the President is than all of the other bogus stories and photos the media has cooked up," one AFP reporter told AFP on condition of anonymity because the person is likely fictitious.

"Weeks before the November elections, and right after we have been found out to be a bunch of phonies, this is going to play big," said another AFP official, who also spoke on condition of probably not really existing.

“The media has leaped off the precipice of reality, and into the shallow sea of delusions of grandeur. We’re the media – everything we report is real, right?”

This weak attempt at satire is based on this story.

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