Skip to comments.Associated Press suffers massive memory lapse in recent article
Posted on 04/06/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
According to its website, the Associated Press is one of the most trusted sources of independent news gathering. AP journalists operate in more than 280 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S. AP employees have won 51 Pulitzer prizes. The AP proudly announces that its journalists have gone to great lengths, overcome obstacles and, too often, sacrificed to ensure that the news has been reported quickly, accurately and honestly.
Most importantly, the AP claims that the organization fights for freedom of the press and the publics right to know. (my italics)
On March 26th, the Washington Post published an AP article titled: Big city mayors caught up in...
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I would trust AP no more that ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC etc., which is very little. They report, selectively. Always with and agenda in mind.
I don't see where this is anything to brag about. Liberals giving other liberals awards all the time is quite common. They do it all of the time.
The Asspress is the most loathesome leftist outlet of them all.
The AP is the largest wire service in America. That is no accident; it has been aggressively monopolistic from its founding before the Civil War.
Indeed, I saw it credibly stated - albeit on the Internet - that the AP was convicted by SCOTUS of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act in 1945 (Chicago case). The thing is, tho, that you dont have to be monopolistic as wire services go to nonetheless be an enabling part of a conspiracy against the public, as Adam Smith suggested in Wealth of Nations Simply because a wire service is a virtual meeting of people of the same trade of journalism.
But in the case of the AP, there additionally is its famous stylebook which is explicit guidance to journalists on how to write news reports. Journalism is criticism (bad news sells - and why did the bad things happen, anyway - werent the people were paying to prevent trouble doing their job?).
The fact that journalists are critics and not risk-takers is the fundamental reason for journalisms inherent leftist slant. And the conspiracy-promoting tendency of the wire services magnifies the leftist tendency inherent in journalism.