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  • What's behind Trump's FBI spy theory?

    05/18/2018 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 18, 2018
    President Donald Trump and his supporters are circulating an explosive theory: The FBI, they say, may have planted a mole, or "spy," inside the 2016 campaign to bring him down. The unverified allegation has lit up conservative media and earned space on Trump's Twitter feed just as special counsel Robert Mueller enters his second year in the Russia probe. But where did the allegation come from? Like many conspiracy theories, it appeared to grow out of a less sensational truth: U.S. surveillance on foreign officials - a common practice in the world of spycraft - likely picked up what's called...
  • NEW AP HISTORY TEXT CATEGORIZES TRUMP SUPPORTERS AS RACIST, QUESTIONS PRESIDENT’S MENTAL FITNESS

    04/23/2018 8:11:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-23-2018 | Sara Dogan
    It is sadly common for conservative presidents and political leaders to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light in the left-leaning textbooks used in public school and college classrooms, but a new volume on American history gives a new spin on the term “rush to judgment.” Less than a year-and-a-half after taking office as America’s sitting president, Donald Trump is already being maligned in the pages of an upcoming high school history text which insinuates that he and his supporters are driven by racism and that he is mentally unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief. Textbooks rarely receive a high profile...
  • AP, other Media seek access to records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 1:18:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-25-2018 | Eric Tucker
    The Associated Press and other news organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, citing overwhelming public interest in a case they said was among the most important in American history. The news media coalition is asking specifically for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as well as access to sealed search warrant applications filed by investigators. Any interest in protecting the integrity of the probe, which is examining potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, is outweighed by the public's right...
  • To hell with it: Trump increasingly weary of staff advice

    04/09/2018 5:21:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/2018 | ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
    The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along. “The hell with it,” Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week, Trump tossed the staff-prepared remarks on tax cuts in the air and ducked as the paper fluttered to the floor. “I said, ‘This is boring, come on.’ Tell it like it is.” This president has never been one to stick to a script, but that abandoned speech illustrates a new phase...
  • President Trump greets World Series champion Astros at White House

    03/12/2018 11:50:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/21/2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring the Houston Astros for winning the World Series. The Astros used Monday’s day off from spring training in Florida to fly to Washington for the White House ceremony. Houston defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 last year to claim the franchise’s first World Series title. Trump calls it “one of the greatest baseball games anybody’s ever seen.” Visits to the White House by champion sports teams once were highly anticipated, but they have become politically fraught in the age of Trump.
  • AP Reporters Use Misleading Stats to Throw Cold Water on New Tax Law

    12/24/2017 2:36:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 24, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Sunday morning, Thomas Beaumont and Nicholas Riccardi at the Associated Press did all they could to convince readers that the tax bill just passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump isn't seen as a big deal and has no genuine enthusiastic support (even though they found some) among those who voted for him in 2016. They predictably claimed that the law bestows "its richest benefits on companies and wealthy individuals,' and employed a classic statistical deception to support that false contention.Here are the opening paragraphs of the pair's downbeat report, with the final excerpted paragraph presenting the misleading statistics (bolds...
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 74 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jereb’s claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was “confused” because there...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

    02/18/2018 2:38:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    ap ^ | 2/18/2018 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question.Resurrecting an old tale from the campaign, Trump also described a diplomatic transaction between the U.S. and Iran during the Obama years as a dark plot that should have been investigated by U.S. authorities. The transaction actually was money the U.S. owed to Iran from decades ago and one in a...
  • Amtrak didn't wait for system that could've prevented wreck

    12/19/2017 8:48:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Associated Press via Townhall
    <p>The rush to launch service on a new, faster Amtrak route near Seattle came at a deadly cost — critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment was not active before the train set off on its maiden voyage.</p>
  • Appeals Court sides with Associated Press in lawsuit against FBI

    12/15/2017 12:03:20 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    A federal appeals court on Friday sided with reporters and a press freedom group in a case that began years ago when the FBI impersonated an Associated Press reporter. The case stems from a 2007 investigation in which an FBI agent pretended to be an AP reporter during an investigation into bomb threats emailed to a Washington state high school. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and AP filed a Freedom of Information Act in 2014 request to obtain more documents from the FBI and Department of Justice for more documents, which included information on the high school...
  • AP Claims Trump Supporters 'Confuse' LeVar and LaVar with No Examples

    11/25/2017 5:53:54 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/25/17 | Bob Parks
    If you do an online search with the headline, Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online, you'll see that many news outlets around the country republished the story because it originated from The Associated Press! However, if you read the entire "news" story, expecting to see examples of Trump supporters' online confusion between the two (the insinuation being Trump supporters are racists and see all blacks as looking alike), you would be disappointed because they didn't provide ONE.
  • AP Still Unsure Of NY Terrorist’s Motive

    11/01/2017 12:04:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2017 | Amber Athey
    The Associated Press is insisting that investigators are still searching for a motive behind Tuesday’s terror attack in Manhattan, NY.“Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC,” the AP tweeted Wednesday morning with a video attached. VIDEO: Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC. https://t.co/EcXSmIWWla— The Associated Press (@AP) November 1, 2017 The tweet is a bit baffling considering the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, a common Arabic phrase used by Islamic terrorists during these...
  • Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

    10/21/2017 10:18:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/20/2017 | Lisa Marie Pane
    ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for several years, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.
  • Fake News: AP Writes Misleading Article about EPA’s Cleanup Efforts after Hurricane Harvey

    09/05/2017 11:01:45 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/03/2017 | Sean Moran
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials wrote a scathing press release, contending that the Associated Press’s (AP) Michael Biesecker wrote an incredibly misleading story regarding the EPA’s cleanup efforts during Hurricane Harvey. The Associated Press wrote an article suggesting that the EPA did not take adequate steps to safeguard Superfund sites, or areas that have become polluted by hazardous materials and will have been listed by the EPA to be cleaned up. The EPA countered the AP’s report in a press release. The EPA said, “Despite reporting from the comfort of Washington, Biesecker had the audacity to imply that agencies aren’t...
  • The Associated Press limits its use of the term 'alt-right' — here's why

    08/16/2017 9:24:06 AM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    Business Insider/AP ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | John Daniszewski
    The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, are an opportunity to take another look at our terminology around "alt-right" and the way that we describe the various racist, neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and white supremacist groups out there. At AP, we have taken the position that the term "alt-right" should be avoided because it is meant as a euphemism to disguise racist aims.
  • Fresno State Let’s Left-Wing Prof Go

    08/07/2017 10:24:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Believe it or not, Fresno State has discovered that Hate Speech can emanate from the Left. "A history professor at Fresno State University who tweeted that President Trump 'must hang' will not be returning to teach in the fall," the Associated Press reports. "University President Joseph Castro said in a statement Friday that Lars Maischak, an American history instructor, wouldn't be teaching when classes resume." "But Castro said two of Maischak's courses would be converted to an online format to fulfill a contractual obligation. Castro said Maischak's contractual assignment expires on December 20, 2017." "Maischak's three-year contract runs through May...
  • How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill

    07/12/2017 9:58:20 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/2017 | Rachel Alexander
    How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/341210-how-the-ap-stylebook-censors-pro-life-and-other-conservative-words July 09, 2017 - 04:20 PM EDT How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words AssociatedPress By Rachel Alexander, opinion contributor A journalism stylebook is supposed to provide universal guidelines for writers when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and so on. This includes choosing certain words over others. The original intent of word preference was to use words that are more neutral than others. But in recent years, that concept has changed. More often than not, style writers have been more interested...
  • Reporters Committee condemns President Trump's statement of violence against the press

    07/02/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    On Sunday, President Donald Trump made a public statement on Twitter that glorified physical violence against members of the press. Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, made the following statement: "We condemn the president's threat of physical violence against journalists. This tweet is beneath the office of the presidency. Sadly, it is not beneath this president. "No one should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs. Journalists are your neighbors, they're your friends. Journalists perform a critical function in our society, one the Founding Fathers felt was so necessary that they...
  • Associated Press Engulfed in CNN-Level Scandal as It Covers Up Invention of Imaginary Pruitt Meeting

    07/01/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    FULL TITLE - Fake News: Associated Press Engulfed in CNN-Level Scandal as It Covers Up Invention of Imaginary Pruitt Meeting The Associate) Press is at it again, pushing more fake news. Sadly, the once-great news wire service is trying to cover up its mistake—nearly the exact mistake that cost three editorial staffers at CNN their jobs in a scandal that first exploded a week ago today. A Breitbart News investigation has led to the correction by the Associated Press–which originally resisted–of the fake news it printed as deeper questions of responsibility, accountability, and journalistic ethics consume the AP heading into...
  • CLARIFICATION: TRUMP-RUSSIA STORIES

    06/30/2017 9:58:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 06/30/2017 | na
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies - the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency - and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.