Bush Picks Utah Governor to Head EPA; AP Runs Biased Story

An extremely biased opening paragraph in an Associated Press story about President Bush’s selection of Utah Governor Mike Leavitt to head the EPA:

President Bush chose Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt on Monday to head the Environmental Protection Agency, turning to another Republican governor to be his voice on an issue where his record with voters is weak.

Another paragraph in the story opines:

Leavitt, 52, has championed the idea of increasing environmental cooperation among federal, state, and local officials. The environmental issues he has focused on have mostly concerned public lands — experience that would seem more suited to running the Interior Department than the EPA.

The article quoted two outside commentators on the appointment: both environmentalists critical of the administration.

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