Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fournier the Fraud and the "Associated" Press

I've railed before about the partisan hack Ron Fournier who is now heading up editorial for the Associated Press, and from the looks of things, he gives new meaning to the word associated.

In October 2006, the McCain team approached Fournier about joining the fledgling operation, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. In the months that followed, said a source, Fournier spoke about the job possibility with members of McCain’s inner circle, including political aides Mark Salter, John Weaver and Rick Davis.

Salter, who remains a top McCain adviser, said in an e-mail to Politico that Fournier was considered for “a senior advisory role” in communications.

“He did us the courtesy of considering the offer before politely declining it,” Salter said.

Indeed. This would certainly explain why they've decided to more or less race Fox News to the bottom of the press gutter.

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