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AP: Will ‘Hard-Right’ Kavanaugh Court Pick Haunt GOP?

August 8, 2018 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ The Associated Press is REALLY worried about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The AP posted an article on Tuesday alerting that a “hard-right” Court might come back to haunt the GOP. On Monday, the news outlet suggested that “devout Catholic” judges like Kavanaugh might have trouble “upholding the law as written” […]

Disingenuous Wires: Court’s 7-2 Gay Wedding Cake Ruling Is ‘Narrow’?

June 5, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Both the Associated Press and Reuters have described today’s 7-2 Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as “narrowly” decided and “limited.” The justification for this characterization is thin, and AP has erroneously contended that “the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to […]

AP Shamed Into Naming One Dem’s Party In DC Anti-Semitism Controversy

May 6, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The Associated Press apparently was shamed by a Washington Examiner reporter Wednesday when it revised a story on District of Columbia Councilman Trayon White to include his Democratic Party affiliation. White has been sharply criticized and ridiculed for anti-Semitic remarks, including claiming that Jews control the climate. The Democratic Party tag didn’t arrive […]

AP Pretends That New Cuban President Diaz-Canel Was ‘Elected’

April 20, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The Associated Press and many of the AP’s colleagues in the establishment press have had a nearly 60-year romance with Cuba’s brutal communist regime. They have frequently regaled readers with the island nation’s “free healthcare” and “free education,” as if that makes up for the fact that the typical Cuban subsists on […]

AP Runs Interference For Washington Governor Inslee’s Punitive, Ever-Increasing Carbon Tax

January 22, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Dedicated tax-and-spend liberals often get help from the press in describing their plans to raid constituents’ pocketbooks in vague terms, while nobly describing the alleged benefits of their plans to use the money. Washington’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee (pictured) has the Associated Press running that kind of interference for his carbon tax. […]

AP Offers Empty Hype On How ‘Threats Soared’ Against Journalists In 2017

January 2, 2018 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The Associated Press hyped the global threat to journalists in a New Year’s Eve report from Brussels headlined “Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017.” It began: At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world’s biggest […]

Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by

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Only in Duryea, Pa. If you are in a jazzy wheelchair you cannot get into the Duryea borough council meetings because the lift they use for people who cannot use the steps is not even close to CODE or size needed for an electric wheelchair. Only in Duryea do you scan the morning classified to […]

Desired Damage Done, AP Buries Its Bogus Trump-National Guard Stories

February 20, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Friday morning, Garance Burke at the Associated Press’s “Investigative” unit broke what the wire service must have believed was an earth-shaking story that “The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.” 30 hours later, you couldn’t find that story, or […]

AP Admits: Obama’s Gun Actions ‘Would Not Have Prevented’ Sandy Hook

January 7, 2016 by

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By Matthew Balan ~ The liberal media, especially the Big Three networks, have been so caught up in President Obama’s “deeply emotional appeal,” as he issued his executive orders on gun control, that they haven’t bothered to check the effectivity of the actions. On Wednesday, the AP’s Michael R. Sisak pointed out that “the gun […]

Cynical AP: ‘There’s No Overlooking’ Refugee Conversions From Islam Might Be Faked

September 10, 2015 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Illegal aliens coming into America are almost always treated as sympathetic hard workers longing to “come out of the shadows.” There is no cynicism about their arrival. But on September 4, AP reporter Kirsten Gieshaber reported from Berlin that Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Germany might be cynically faking conversion from […]

Word Non-Association At AP: ‘Hillary’ And ‘Crime’

August 16, 2015 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ All you need to know about the Associated Press’s interest in accurately reporting current developments in the investigations into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server is this: A search at its national site on “Hillary crime” (not in quotes) returns nothing. Ken Thomas’s coverage of the former Secretary of […]

Associated Politifact, Again: Lederman ‘Fact-Checks’ Bush’s Goal Of 4 Percent Annual Growth

August 9, 2015 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ On Friday, in his desire to help his employer outdo Politifact as the last place to go for accurate fact-checking, the Associated Press’s Josh Lederman “fact-checked” Jeb Bush’s belief that the U.S. economy can grow annually at an average rate of 4 percent. As seen in my Friday NewsBusters post, when the […]

AP Covers Up Japan’s Likely Slippage Into Another Economic Contraction

April 9, 2015 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In an early Wednesday morning report containing an undercurrent of amazement and frustration that Japan’s journey into Keynesianism and quantitative easing on steroids somehow hasn’t worked, the Associated Press’s Elaine Kurtenback wrote that a steep “April 1, 2014 sales tax hike … triggered a brief recession and growth since has been flat.” […]

More PC From AP’s Stylebook: ‘Climate Change’ Now Equals ‘Global Warming’

March 29, 2015 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ This is what happens when you have a 17-year “pause” in supposedly human-caused “global warming” and need to maintain appearances. The Associated Press’s Stylebook has now given journalists who pay attention to its guidelines permission to use the term “climate change” when they would previously have felt it necessary to call it […]

State Says This 70-Year-Old Flower Shop Owner Discriminated Against Gay Couple

February 21, 2015 by

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By Kelsey Harkness ~  Here’s How She Responded: “They want my home, they want my business, they want my personal finances as an example for other people to be quiet,” florist Barronelle Stutzman tells The Daily Signal. A judge in Washington state ruled this week that a 70-year-old florist who declined to make flower arrangements […]

Muslim Beheader Who Tried To Convert Co-Workers Had A Tattoo On His Stomach “AS-SALAAMU ATAIKUM”

September 26, 2014 by

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Jihad in America: Enemy in our Midst Beheading in Oklahoma,Jihad in America: Enemy in our Midst The mainstream media, news operations like the Huffington Post and the Daily News among others, are censoring the news story omitting that the beheader was Muslim, that he tried to convert co-workers to Islam and that he had religious […]

“I abducted your girls. By Allah, I will sell them…”

May 7, 2014 by

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“I abducted your girls.” “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace,” declares leader of devout Muslim group By Pamela Geller    As I explained in numerous articles on this Islamic rite of war, these young girls are considered war booty under Islam. This is consistent with Islamic teaching and with what Muhammad, “the […]

AP Keeps Lois Lerner’s Name Out Of Headline And Opening Paragraph In Two Reports

April 10, 2014 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ I suspect that many readers who do their best to keep up with the news at a detailed level have a hard time understanding how many of their friends, acquaintances and neighbors — even many who they know put some effort into keeping up with current events — can be so […]

AP: ‘Temperatures Go Off The Charts Around 2047’

October 10, 2013 by

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By Noel Sheppard ~ With egg all over the faces of global warming alarmists given the halt in temperature increases the past fifteen years, you would think media outlets would be a little gun-shy concerning “studies” predicting environmental doom with the help of climate models. Not the Associated Press‘s Seth Borenstein who actually published a […]

Fearing Obama

August 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism.” Obama has had four and […]

The ‘Plead the Fifth’ Administration

May 24, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson This week’s congressional hearings into IRS abuse were illustrative of Leftist contempt for Rule of Law. For starters, it seems the only part of […]

The Open-Borders Reporters Who Banned ‘Illegal Immigrant’

April 7, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ File this in the overflowing cabinet labeled: No Wonder the Mainstream Media Is Dying. On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced that it is banishing the phrase “illegal immigrant” from its famous stylebook. The world’s largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that “illegal” will “only refer to an action, not a person.” […]

AP Caves Into Gay PC: ‘His Husband’ And ‘Her Wife’ Are Now Accepted Stylebook Terms

February 22, 2013 by

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By Tim Graham ~ After overwrought pressure from the usual gay “anti-defamation” lobbyists, the Associated Press has caved in and made another new statement approving the use of “his husband” and “her wife” in news stories. as if they’ve taken a stand for neutrality, instead of rewriting the gender dictionary. “Victory!” was the headline on […]

AP Stylebook Now Discourages Reporters From Using Terms ‘Homophobia’ and ‘Islamophobia’

November 27, 2012 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Some surprising changes arrived in the Associated Press Stylebook online. Politico’s Dylan Byers reported Monday that the online Stylebook now says that “-phobia,” “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness,” should not be used “in political or social contexts,” including “homophobia” and “Islamophobia.” AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave […]