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  • 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 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...

    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.
  • Associated Press Engulfed in CNN-Level Scandal as It Covers Up Invention of Pruitt Meeting

    06/30/2017 9:50:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/30/2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The Associated 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 Fourth of July weekend. This time, the Associated Press invented an imaginary meeting between EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Dow...
  • GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

    06/09/2017 6:47:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/9/2017 | ERICA WERNER ,Michelle Price in Park City, Utah, and Andrew Taylor in Washington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI chief he fired called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug. The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it’s going to take more than James Comey’s testimony to shake them.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday boasted of the GOP’s accomplishments under Trump thus far, and promised more to come, making no mention of Comey in a speech. A group of House conservatives discussed taxes and the budget, with no reference to Comey or the...
  • AP Terminates Melanie Plenda, Leftist Activist Hired to Sneak into KellyAnne Conway Event

    05/25/2017 2:12:37 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-25-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The Associated Press will no longer employ Melanie Plenda, a leftist activist exposed by Breitbart News, after she was caught violating the news wire service’s editorial standards. Plenda announced that the AP has terminated her effective immediately in an interview with the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple. Her termination comes as a Nov. 10, 2016, Facebook post she wrote—in which she pledged resistance to then-incoming President Donald J. Trump—was found to be in direct violation of the AP’s editorial standards. Plenda, in her interview with Wemple, confirmed she wrote the leftist activist post on her Facebook page—a post she has since...
  • The Associated Press Goes Around The Bend On Comey

    05/10/2017 6:52:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies ^ | MAY 10, 2017 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Associated Press news stories on controversial topics are generally adapted from Democratic National Committee press releases, but when the AP really wants to cut loose it labels its stories “AP Analysis.” This one, by Julie Pace, is headlined: “AP Analysis: Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area.” Not just Trump’s presidency, but “US presidency,” to reinforce the Democrats’ absurd claim that Trump’s firing of the inept James Comey somehow represents a constitutional crisis. Why was it so shocking? The Democrats have been demanding it for months. This is deeply dishonest. Note that the AP doesn’t say that Trump is the...
  • AP doing its best to strip Fresno shootings of any unpleasant Islamic connections

    04/19/2017 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/17 | Robert Laurie
    Killer shouted "God is great." ...Or something Or: DELETE THAT! As you’ve probably heard, a man in Fresno California shot and killed three men because “he decided to kill white people.” It seems he was responsible for another killing and, after the police tapped him as their suspect, he went completely haywire. That’s terrible, but at least it wasn’t terrorism. That’s the word from Fresno police and the AP, who are doing everything they possibly can to ignore any uncomfortable Islamic connections. ...As you’ll see, they have to ignore quite a bit.
  • AP admits putting out fake news on Islamic terror attack in Fresno.

    04/19/2017 9:12:21 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/17
    "We deleted a tweet about a Fresno slaying suspect shouting "God is great." It failed to note he said it in Arabic. A new tweet is upcoming."
  • Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack

    04/08/2017 12:41:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 24 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, April 8, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Beirut: Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory US missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be "cosmetic" if greater efforts are not made to remove President Bashar Assad from power. The airstrikes on the opposition-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, where 87 people were killed in the chemical attack earlier this week, killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees, an activist collective. Elsewhere in Syria,...
  • Alarmed AP notices: While media obsess over nonsense, Trump is keeping most of his promises

    04/04/2017 8:19:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Pay attention! When it comes to ignoring policy substance and governance, no media outlet is a bigger violator than the Associated Press. OK, maybe the New York Times and CNN, but that’s about it. Indeed, the AP is so steeped in its obsession with trivia and drama, it sometimes finds itself shocked to learn that actual governance is going on right under its nose.
  • AP reporter disputes Washington Post’s Rex Tillerson refuses to make eye-contact report

    03/31/2017 1:02:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/2017 | BY JOE CONCHA
    A veteran State Department reporter is throwing cold water on a bombshell report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instructed some staff members “not to speak to him directly — or even make eye contact.” The Washington Post’s Thursday story portrays Tillerson as a reclusive figure who is "isolated, walled off from the State Department’s corps of bureaucrats in Washington and around the world." The piece says Tillerson has instructed his staff to warn "career diplomats" not to speak or make eye contact with him. "Most of Tillerson's interactions are with an insular circle of political aides who are new...
  • Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russian Oligarch Made Headlines 11 Months Ago – AP Breaks Same Story Today

    03/23/2017 4:12:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    Back on April 26, 2016, liberal reporter Michael Isikoff reported on Trump’s chief campaign aide Paul Manafort connections to a billionaire Russian oligarch. This was a week after Donald Trump sealed the Republican nomination in the 2016 primary. Paul Manafort was questioned by officials in the Cayman Islands about his ties to billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate. Manafort was questioned by officials from the Cayman Islands in connection with a $26.2 million investment by Deripaska. Yahoo reported: A lawyer for Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s chief campaign aide, acknowledged Tuesday evening that the longtime GOP operative has...
  • With friends like these: Trump struggles to win GOP

    03/18/2017 8:36:53 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies ^ | 03/18/27 | LISA LERER
    Congressional Republicans have a lot to say about their new president. Donald Trump's proposed budget is "draconian, careless and counterproductive." The health care plan is a bailout that won't pass. And his administration's suggestion that former President Barack Obama used London's spy agency for surveillance is simply "inexplicable." With friends like these, who needs Democrats? Less than two months in, Republicans have emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to Trump's young administration, imperiling his early efforts to pass his agenda and make good on some of his biggest campaign promises. Trump's embrace of a House GOP plan to overhaul...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Who needs a wall? Trump says border is strong

    03/17/2017 7:56:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/17/2017 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the border with Mexico is already "getting extremely strong" and would-be illegal crossers are giving up because they think, "we can't get in." All without the wall he promises to build, or any reported boost in deportations, or any surge in patrol agents.The boast was one of a number at a Tennessee rally Wednesday night that did not track with the facts. A look at some:TRUMP: "And by the way, aren't our borders getting extremely strong? ... We've already experienced an unprecedented 40 percent reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border, 61...
  • AP files complaint over federal wiretaps (From 2013)

    03/06/2017 5:59:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Newsday ^ | May 13, 2013 | By RICHARD A. SERRANO
    <p>Federal prosecutors secretly obtained records of telephone calls from more than 20 telephone lines belonging to The Associated Press and its journalists over a two-month period, in an apparent investigation of a leak of sensitive information about a terrorist plot in Yemen.</p>