George Bush is such an easy target for the media that it often seems like just a waste of time to go for factual accuracy. Take the Kyto Protocol. A recent AP article makes the casual assertion that “The United States is no longer bound by Kyoto, which the Bush administration rejected after taking office in 2001.” It just sounds so right to the Left, doesn’t it? After all, George Bush, in thrall to big oil, is the enemy of all things green, right? Welllll… Not so fast. As Glenn Reynold’s points out, the story is just plain wrong in its assertion about Bush’s relationship to the Kyoto Protocol:
The United States was never bound by Kyoto, and it was not “rejected” by the Bush Administration. Once again, a webpage by unpaid amateurs is more accurate and nuanced than an effort by the Associated Press. Anyone can make a mistake, but the AP’s seem to lean heavily in an anti-Bush direction.
You can read more on this “just plain wrong” story here.
Hat tip: The Anchoress (who didn’t blog about it, but mentioned it in an email that passed my way)