Ed Driscoll

Associated Press Deficit Disorder

Fausta, who created the term, defines it to mean “the innatention of Associated Press and other news agencies to the actual words said by a person who doesn’t fit what AP wants to hear”. Most recently, she applies it to their coverage of Fidel Castro, of whom AP “reports”:

Fidel Castro will be in “perfect shape” to run for re-election to parliament next spring, the first step toward securing yet another term as Cuba’s president, National Assembly head Ricardo Alarcon said Thursday.

Assuming he actually lives to 2008, here’s a sneak preview of Fidel’s election night returns, courtesy of another “elected” official who recently left office.