Skip to comments.Associated Press equals liberal propaganda
Posted on 04/29/2009 2:08:20 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
Have you noticed when reading your local papers, that every article that is national news comes through the Associated Press? That means that whoever controls the Associated Press newsroom controls what the whole nation sees. This is power like the Soviet PRAVDA and TASS had. No wonder so many people don't know what is going on.
I have been looking in my local newspaper for stories about the reasons behind the banking crisis which was due to the absurd subprime mortgages. I haven't seen anything explaining how the subprime mortages caused this problem. It has been several months since the banking collapses but still no explanation of what caused the problem in the first place. Could it be that this would put the blame squarely on the shoulders of Clinton and the Democrats?
Every time you read the newspaper look for the name Associated Press or AP.
Despite his many disappointments, I think it was Bob Dole who first warned about the bias of AP.
“Amid a staggering budget deficit in the trillions and record breaking unemployment and with Afghanistan spiraling out of control, the president today named his dog...”
Current makeup of the board.
The Associated Press is governed by an elected board of directors.
* William Dean Singleton, Chairman and CEO, MediaNews Group, Denver, Colorado
* Tom Curley, President & CEO
* R. Jack Fishman, Publisher and Managing editor, Citizen Tribune, Morristown, Tennessee
* Dennis J. FitzSimons, Chairman President and CEO, Tribune Company, Chicago, Illinois
* Walter E. Hussman, Jr., Publisher, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas
* Julie Inskeep, Publisher, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana
* Boisfeuillet (Bo) Jones, Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
* Mary Junck, President and CEO, Lee Enterprises, Davenport, Iowa
* David Lord, President, Pioneer Newspapers, Seattle, Washington
* Kenneth W. Lowe, President and CEO, E.W. Scripps Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
* Douglas H. McCorkindale, Chairman, Gannett, McLean, Virginia
* R. John Mitchell, Publisher, Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vermont
* Steven O. Newhouse, Chairman, Advance.Net, New York, New York
* Gary Pruitt, Chairman, President and CEO, The McClatchy Company, Sacramento, California
* Michael E. Reed, CEO, Liberty Group Publishing, Inc., Downer’s Grove, Illinois
* Bruce T. Reese, President and CEO, Bonneville International, Salt Lake City, Utah
* Jon Rust, Publisher, Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
* Jay R. Smith, President, Cox Newspapers, Atlanta, Georgia
* David Westin, President, ABC News, New York, New York
* H. Graham Woodlief, President, Publishing Division, Media General, Richmond, Virginia
Anyone who subscribes to a paper that buys AP articles is contributing to the problem - that’s why after 20 years I stopped getting my local paper.
BTW they lost 10% of their subscribers over the last year!
Well perhaps after 85% of the nation was already aware of it. Nice work Bob.
Just about every newspaper does.
And newspapers are buying more and more AP articles because they can’t afford to do their own reporting because of the downturn.
What group is more biased, AP or Reuters?
There used to be a competitor UPI. I don’t know if they are still in business. Do you know of any alternative to AP?
I don’t know if AP or Reuters is the more biased. I have not read nearly as many Reuters stories as AP.
UPI is still around. AP is good for cold, hard facts of date, time, and place and brief summary.
AP does not seem to know that they are doing this stuff. They live in bubbles, and have no ability to reason using logic.
That's like debating who was more evil, Hitler or Stalin