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  • AP redefined ‘insurrection’ to include J6 protests, then redefined it again to exclude TN and MT protests that disrupted legislatures

    05/01/2023 6:16:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/01/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Apparently Humpty Dumpty has taken a senior editing position with the Associated Press. Lewis Carroll’s character from Alice in Wonderland famously intoned, “When I use a word… it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less,” and the giant propaganda agency feels the same way. Writing in Human Events, Libby Emmons calls out the AP for redefining the word “insurrection” to apply to the January 6, 2021 demonstrators, and then, when that definition was applied by others to the left wing demonstrations that disrupted the Tennessee and Montana state legislatures, re-redefining the term so as...
  • World on 'thin ice' as U.N. climate report gives stark warning

    03/20/2023 6:46:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Los Angeles Times via MSN ^ | March 20, 2023 | by SETH BORENSTEIN and FRANK JORDA
    Humanity still has a chance, close to the last one, to prevent the worst of climate change ’s future harms, a top United Nations panel of scientists said Monday. But doing so requires quickly slashing carbon pollution and fossil fuel use by nearly two-thirds by 2035, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said. The United Nations chief said it more bluntly, calling for an end to new fossil fuel exploration and rich countries quitting coal, oil and gas by 2040. “Humanity is on thin ice — and that ice is melting fast,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “Our world...
  • AP Cries ‘Pro-Moscow’ Twitter ‘Tried to Steer’ Ohio Train Disaster Debate

    03/20/2023 11:43:34 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/20/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    The Associated Press attempted to blame Twitter owner Elon Musk and “pro-Russian” Twitter accounts for Americans’ distrust of Big Daddy Government and liberal media gaslighting about the toxic Ohio train disaster. Talk about a ridiculous attempt at a stretch. AP whined in a Mar. 18 story — “Pro-Moscow voices tried to steer Ohio train disaster debate” — that “anonymous pro-Russian accounts” used “Elon Musk’s new verification system” to spread “misleading claims and anti-American propaganda” about the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment. The train’s derailing led authorities to create a controlled explosion that released toxic fumes into the atmosphere. “The accounts,...
  • Abortion Topical Guide; A style (and bias...) guide for abortion-related coverage, based on the AP Stylebook and common usage in AP stories.

    03/04/2023 7:08:36 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 3 replies
    AP Style Guide ^ | 2023 | AP
    Abortion Topical Guide A style guide for abortion-related coverage, based on the AP Stylebook and common usage in AP stories. abortion Use the modifiers anti-abortion or abortion-rights; don't use pro-life, pro-choice or pro-abortion unless they are in quotes or proper names. Avoid abortionist, which connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions. gestational age The abortion bans taking effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade vary greatly in how they define when a pregnancy can be ended. Some laws restrict abortion at particular weeks of pregnancy. This means determining how far along someone is in pregnancy. The method...
  • Some Democratic-led states seek to bolster voter protections

    02/25/2023 7:10:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2023 | BY AYANNA ALEXANDER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers in several Democratic-controlled states are advocating sweeping voter protections this year, reacting to what they view as a broad undermining of voting rights by the Supreme Court and Republican-led states as well as a failed effort in Congress to bolster access to the polls. Legislators in Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey and New Mexico have introduced voting rights measures, while Michigan’s secretary of state is preparing a plan. Among other things, the proposals would require state approval for local governments to change redistricting or voting procedures, ban voter suppression and intimidation, mandate that ballots are printed...
  • Dems will appreciate the Associated Press for still pushing their 'Don't Say Gay' spin

    02/11/2023 7:02:05 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 3 replies ^ | 2/11/2023 | Doug P
    There’s evidence of media bias everywhere, but in this particular case I’d like to focus on a game the press plays with the names of legislation/laws in their reporting about Republican initiatives: "Critics call" — JWF (@JammieWF) February 11, 2023 The biggest example of that lately has been Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law last year. The Left dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” law and the media dutifully fell in line. The Associated Press is still playing that game: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will soon take control of Walt Disney World's self-governing...
  • Judge kept FTX execs’ plea deals secret to get founder to US (Judge is from lifelong democrat activist family)

    12/23/2022 2:23:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2022 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge kept secret that two of Sam Bankman-Fried’s closest associates had turned against him so the cryptocurrency entrepreneur wouldn’t get spooked and fight extradition from the Bahamas, according to court transcripts made public Friday. At that hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Sassoon told the judge prosecutors had expected Bankman-Fried to consent to extradition Monday before there were “some hiccups in the Bahamian courtroom.” “We’re still expecting extradition soon, but given that he has not yet entered his consent”, Sassoon told U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams. The judge got assurance from Ellison’s lawyer that there was...
  • Leahy: Too many in Washington ‘don’t care about the country’

    12/21/2022 8:17:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2022 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said in an interview that too many politicians in Washington “don’t care” about the country, only about their “political ambitions.” In an interview with The Associated Press published Wednesday, Leahy said when he first joined the Senate in 1975, senators found ways to get things done regardless of differing views. Leahy, 82, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, has spent the last 48 years in the Senate and serves as the chamber’s president pro tempore and is third in line to the presidency. “I think then, most of [the senators] knew there were basic things the...
  • Young Voters Losing Enthusiasm for Democrats — But So What? 2022 Exit poll showed that 18-29s were the only age group in which a strong majority voted Democrats.

    12/14/2022 10:12:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/14/2022 | Stephen Green
    Young voters who are “critical to Democratic successes” are showing less enthusiasm for the party, according to a breathless Associated Press report. Well, so? I’m not discounting the power of young voters. Whatever their enthusiasm problem might or might not be, they showed up for the midterms in unexpectedly strong numbers. And as the AP story notes, “voters under 30 went 53% for Democratic House candidates compared with only 41% for Republican candidates nationwide.” Nevertheless, those young voters’ numbers are down significantly from the two previous elections: But that level of support for Democrats was down compared with 2020, when...
  • Executive order does not usher in cashless society

    12/12/2022 5:55:13 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 08.24.22 | ALI SWENSON and KARENA PHAN
    CLAIM: President Joe Biden signed an executive order in March 2022 that will introduce a cashless society, make paper money worthless, give government new power to inhibit purchases and create a social credit score system like the one in China, which would punish people financially for certain behaviors. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The executive order doesn’t do any of these things. It urged Federal Reserve to explore whether central bank should create its own digital currency and directed Treasury Department and other federal agencies to study the impact of cryptocurrency on financial stability and national security. THE FACTS: In March, Biden...
  • BREAKING: Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Restriction

    11/24/2022 9:18:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2022 | Chris Queen
    On Wednesday, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state’s fetal heartbeat law, which bans abortion after a medical provider can detect a baby’s heartbeat.“In a one-page order, the high court put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while it considers an appeal,” reports the Associated Press. “Abortion providers who had resumed performing the procedure past six weeks after the lower court ruling will again have to stop.”The order said seven of the nine justices had agreed to the decision. It said one was disqualified and another did not participate.The ruling is a temporary reinstatement of the provision,...
  • Full of Hot Air: Paul Krugman Cries GOP Will ‘Undermine’ Biden’s ‘Successful Governance’

    11/23/2022 10:32:44 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/23/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    New York Times economics columnist Paul Krugman has a knack for propping up President Joe Biden's atrocious economy at the expense of making himself look foolish. Krugman belched up another word salad worth 846 words with a blaring headline: “How Democrats Can Fight This G.O.P.” After haranguing Republicans for supposedly not having “policy ideas,” Krugman bleated that a GOP-controlled House of Representatives with a narrow majority will be more “destructive” in part because the “economic environment, which was a headwind for Democrats this year, will probably (although obviously not certainly) begin to look better heading into 2024.” Inflation, praised Krugman,...
  • Soldier killed in WWII to be buried in home state of WVa

    11/23/2022 7:47:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2022
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia soldier killed during World War II has been accounted for, the military said. Army Cpl. Joseph H. Gunnoe, 21, of Charleston, was reported missing in action in November 1944 in Germany. He was declared killed in action after the war, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Tuesday. Gunnoe was assigned to Company G, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. His unit captured the town of Vossenack, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, on Nov. 2 but was forced to withdraw four days later. Scientists used DNA, anthropological evidence and circumstantial evidence to identify the...
  • Business group sues over new corporate ownership database

    11/17/2022 10:00:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 15 Nov 2022 | FATIMA HUSSEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A small business lobbying group filed suit Tuesday to block the Treasury Department’s upcoming requirement that tens of millions of small businesses register with the government as part of an effort to prevent the criminal abuse of anonymous shell companies. The National Small Business Association argues that the new reporting rule violates the U.S. Constitution...
  • Poland blast caused by missile fired by Ukrainian forces at incoming Russian missile - AP

    11/15/2022 10:38:40 PM PST · by hardspunned · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/16/22 | Reuters
    Nov 16 (Reuters) - Initial findings suggest that the missile that hit Poland was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile, Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials.
  • Joe Biden: It's 'Unlikely' that the missile that hit Poland was fired from Russia

    11/15/2022 8:58:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    MSN via Associated Press ^ | 11/15/2022 | SEUNG MIN KIM and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press
    NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday it was “unlikely” that a missile that killed two in NATO-ally Poland was fired from Russia, but he pledged support for Poland's investigation into what it had called a “Russian-made” missile. Biden spoke after he convened an “emergency” meeting of the Group of Seven and NATO leaders in Indonesia Wednesday morning for consultations on the attack that killed two people in the eastern part of Poland near the Ukraine border. “There is preliminary information that contests that," Biden told reporters when asked if the missile had been fired from Russia....
  • AP: Human rights groups decry painful gender-affirmation surgery as 'torture'

    11/15/2022 6:24:22 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 3 replies ^ | 11/15/2022 | Brett T
    Twitchy ELECTION US NEWS MEDIA CARTOONS Premium Content My Account × Search AP: Human rights groups decry painful gender-affirmation surgery as ‘torture’ Posted at 4:38 pm on November 15, 2022 by Brett T. Here’s a little bit of a puzzler. The AP is reporting that even in places in the United States, transgender people must undergo “painful, complex surgeries that often render them sterile” before the government will legally recognize their gender. This is the first time we’ve heard from the mainstream media that gender-affirming surgeries are painful and leave you sterile — the Biden administration is 100 percent...
  • Christian Arab activist]: "Now in Gaza, the attack in Ariel and the murdered Israelis are being celebrated. Human scum who sanctify terrorism."

    11/15/2022 8:10:11 AM PST · by Words Matter · 3 replies
    YosephHaddad ^ | Nov 15, 2022
    Now in Gaza, the attack in Ariel and the murdered Israelis are being celebrated. Human scum who sanctify terrorism. Nov 15, 2022
  • Israel swears in new parliament, most right-wing in history

    11/15/2022 7:41:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2022
    JERUSALEM (AP) — After nearly four years of political deadlock and five elections, Israel swore in the most right-wing parliament in its history on Tuesday. Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu is working to cobble together a far-right and religious governing coalition in the 120-seat parliament, or Knesset. The surging popularity of a right-wing alliance once on the fringes of Israeli society helped propel Netanyahu’s political comeback even as he stands trial on corruption charges. The 25th Knesset was sworn into office with trumpets and choral music just hours after a Palestinian assailant went on a deadly rampage in an Israeli-controlled industrial...
  • FBI Contractor Spied on GOP Congressman to Protect Muslim Brotherhood

    11/11/2022 12:27:48 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/10/22 | Daniel Greenfield
    The ex-CIA officer’s company also worked for the Democratic National Committee. FBI Contractor Spied on GOP Congressman to Protect Muslim Brotherhood NOV 10, 2022 2:00 PM BY DANIEL GREENFIELD 4 COMMENTS The ex-CIA officer’s company also worked for the Democratic National Committee. The death of Qatari operative Jamal Khashoggi has been the subject of front page headlines, press conferences, a documentary, and speeches by top figures including Joe Biden. Qatar employing an ex-CIA officer who set out to spy on a Republican congressman to help protect the Muslim Brotherhood has received virtually no coverage in the media. The Washington Post,...