AP secretly deletes line from Reid story

News & Politics

Paul Kiel notes that perpetual bungler (to the detriment, coincidentally, of Democrats) John Solomon, had an already heavy-handed piece on Harry Reid edited to exclude a phrase that virtually exculpates Reid of any wrongdoing.

Should you need to see the right-wing all atwitter over the story, see Bob's take HERE.

The original AP story's second paragraph read:

Reid, D-Nev., took the free seats for Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 as he was pressing legislation to increase government oversight of the sport, including the creation of a federal boxing commission that Nevada's agency feared might usurp its authority.
While the edited one excluded the last bit:
The Nevada senator took the free seats for Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 from the Nevada Athletic Commission as he pressed legislation to increase federal oversight of boxing, including the creation of a government commission.
See the difference? If Reid created, voted for, and passed legislation that pissed off the very people who gave him the boxing tickets it makes it kind've a, how you say? non-story? (TPMmuckraker, MediaMatters)

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