Ricky Martin has his gift-kaffiyeh tied a little too tight, and gives Bush the finger over the Iraq War and Puerto Rican rights.
AP never misses an opportunity to twist the issues:
The United States seized Puerto Rico in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War.
Puerto Rico’s 4 million people are U.S. citizens and can be drafted into the military but cannot vote for president and have no voting representation in Congress. They also do not pay federal taxes.
Okay, readers, pick the Puerto Rican issue that doesn’t pertain to February 16, 2007:
- Voting for president
- Voting representation in Congress
- Not paying Federal taxes
- Military draft
That’s right: there is currently no active military draft in 2007. (Unless Charlie Rangel has his way, of course.)
As with the Israeli-Palestinian issues they work hard to subtly twist their bias into, AP expects people who read cheesy Ricky Martin celebrity news not to look too deep into the crap being shoveled into their heads.
It. Never. Ends.