Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Associated Press? Advocacy Press Rather. AP Shilling for SEIU and Anti-Israeli Activists in Illinois and Minnesota FBI Terror Probe

Tens of People have read Pat Hickey's novel The Chorito Hog Leg: A Novel of Guam in Time of War. Were I a member the SEIU the media and especially Associated Press ( AP) might say Hundreds of People Were Riveted and Pop-eyed Gob-Smacked by Hickey's Whacking Good Read!

Well here is the AP on yesterdays protest of on-going FBI Terror Probe that includes and leader of the Services Employee International Union (SEIU) Local 73 - Joseph Iosbaker.

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago on Monday, bearing signs and shouting chants condemning the agency's recent searches of homes and offices of anti-war activists in both cities.

About 150 people protested in Minneapolis, with signs reading: "Stop FBI harassment. Opposing war is not a crime." Roughly 120 people marched in Chicago, chanting, "Hey, hey! Ho, ho! FBI raids have got to go!"

HUNDREDS blares the the headlines and the lede " Hundreds of protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago on Monday!" Yet, by paragraph two the Arabic numerals total exactly 270 Protesters.

Let's see now Hundreds of protesters gather outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago. Hundreds at each? Nope. Several score might be accurate as would saying a hundred and change, but the Associated Press ( AP) is nothing more than Advocacy Press.

However, the AP did mention that FBI is investigation a Terror connection.

The FBI had searched five homes of anti-war activists in Minneapolis on Friday, plus the offices of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee. They also searched two homes of activists in Chicago. Agents confiscated computers, cell phones, large amounts of papers and financial records, the subjects and their attorneys said.

Agents were seeking "evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism," the FBI said. Chicago FBI spokesman Ross Rice declined on Monday to discuss what agents were looking for, citing an "ongoing criminal investigation." There have been no arrests.

Search warrants and subpoenas indicate authorities are looking for connections between the activists and groups including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Hezbollah. The U.S. government considers those groups to be terrorist organizations.

Absent were the clear, very public and long associations of the SEIU to anti-Israeli terror, but also the Columbian terror network FARC. Likewise no mention is made of SEIU Chief Steward Joseph Iosbaker's position in the ACORN sister association, nor SEIU itself. Why not make that connection?

Readers have long been jobbed by the Media, due to its Advocacy Agenda.

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