On Thursday’s Morning Joe, AP White Home reporter Jonathan Lemire addressed Nancy Pelosi’s rejection of two Republican appointees to the January sixth committee, and Kevin McCarthy’s announcement that until Pelosi reversed course he would pull all Republican appointees. Predictably, Lemire put all of the blame on Republicans whereas plumping for Pelosi and Democrats at massive. How does this evaluation sound any totally different than a Democratic member of Congress?
JONATHAN LEMIRE: We have simply come across the deeply cynical play that that is. Now Republicans are going to emerge from this with their very own report, which they are going to put up as a co-equal as to what the Pelosi’s Democrat-plus-Liz-Cheney committee goes to do. And so they’ll say: look! It is two variations of the reality. And they’ll attempt to water it down. It’s extra of the identical obscuring and attempting, the fog machine as to what occurred on January sixth that continues the sample from Republicans downplaying the severity of that day.
However that is simply going to change into one other speaking political speaking level, and [the Republicans] are going to attempt to flip the web page on this as rapidly as they will, bury it, say, oh!, it’s simply Washington politics once more.
And regardless of strain from the White Home for this to occur, regardless of Democrats going into it seemingly with a good-faith effort, a bipartisan try to unravel what occurred, to attempt to forestall one thing like this from occurring once more, Republicans not going to play ball. And it’s simply going to result in increasingly more Individuals shrugging their shoulders and saying look, that is why Washington is so damaged.
That is removed from the primary time that “reporter” Lemire has let his liberal flag fly on MSNBC. Precisely one yr in the past in the present day, we caught Lemire proclaiming that, not like others, he would not be giving then-President Trump credit score for his measured and somber press convention on the coronavirus. As we noticed:
“[Lemire’s] opening strains appeared like standard-issue anti-Trump partisanship, quite than these of an ostensibly goal reporter . . . Feels like Lemire needs to ditch his AP job, and was auditioning for a full-time MSNBC gig.”
The time has come, and certainly is lengthy since handed, for Jonathan Lemire to have the integrity and decency to give up the Related Press. His gig as a blatantly partisan, liberal “analyst” on MSNBC, is basically incompatible together with his function as a White Home “reporter” for the AP.
This is how the AP payments itself on its About web page [emphasis added]:
Advancing the facility of information: The Related Press is an impartial world information group devoted to factual reporting. Based in 1846, AP in the present day stays essentially the most trusted supply of quick, correct, unbiased information in all codecs and the important supplier of the expertise and providers important to the information enterprise.
With its reporters dropping Democrat rhetoric throughout cable “information,” AP ought to have the integrity to drop its “About” boast of being dedicated to “unbiased reporting” and “factual information.”