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Speaker Delay?

BlogActive, whom you might remember from the fun National Press Club panel with Jeff Gannon, caught another blooper yesterday (previous mega-blooper installment here), this one from the Associated Press.

Since we rarely doubt the authenticity of the world’s largest news gathering organization, you have to wonder if the AP knows something the rest of us don’t.

Maybe Howard Kurtz was really onto something here: “Of course, the speaker of the House can talk to reporters and make news any time he wants. But how often have you seen Hastert do that? He is a classic behind-the-scenes operator, and usually so low key that most Americans probably think Tom DeLay runs the House.”

Or the other option is that the person who fact checks all media stories to ensure that they conform to the oligarch’s vast conspiracy must have fallen asleep on the job, leading to mistakes throughout the monolith of corporate media.

Our guess is the latter.

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