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  • AP Ridicules Congressional Support of Israel

    07/29/2014 3:25:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/29/14 | ohn Nolte
    Tuesday morning the Associated Press fired of a tweet mocking Congress over its support of Israel. "As much of the world watched Gaza war in horror, members of Congress fall over each other to support Israel."
  • AP Smears Trail Life Boys with Misleading 'Nazi' Photo

    03/06/2014 12:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>“I was horrified,” said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn’t allow openly gay members.</p> <p>Stemberger was referring to an Associated Press photograph that accompanied an in-depth story about Trail Life. The image showed a group of young boys gathered in a circle with their hands raised at an unusual angle. The AP’s original caption on the photo said they were reciting the organization’s “creed” during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas.</p>
  • AP Admits Covering Up Obama's 'Gulf' Gaffe

    08/11/2013 5:36:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | August 9, 2013 | John Nolte
    During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show,' President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up.
  • AP REPORTER ON ZIMMERMAN VERDICT: 'SO WE CAN ALL KILL TEENAGERS NOW?'

    07/13/2013 8:22:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 103 replies
    Breibart ^ | 13 Jul 2013 | TONY LEE
    After George Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges on Saturday evening, an Associated Press reporter, Cristina Silva, tweeted this out from her verified twitter account: "So we can all kill teenagers now? Just checking."
  • AP's Liz Sidoti, Despite Angst Over Obama's 'Credibility,' Still Has Blinders Fully Engaged

    06/11/2013 12:46:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    When last seen at NewsBusters in February, the Associated Press's Liz Sidoti was talking down to the public about its "collective obsession with the trivial" less than a week after AP reporter Ken Thomas wasted 500 words of print and bandwidth on how Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took a sip of water during a speech. Now Sidoti, who is the AP's National Political Editor, is quite worried -- actually, obsessed -- that the public might waking up and contrasting what President Barack Obama is delivering compared to what he has promised at a most inopportune time, and that "controversies" might...
  • Julian Assange: Media failure to defend me and Manning led to AP, Rosen abuses

    06/04/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange feels vindicated at the moment that his source, Bradley Manning, goes on trial for handing over hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive material. The US government eschewed a plea bargain (and Manning’s guilty plea to lesser charges) in order to try Manning for “aiding the enemy.” The prosecution made its opening argument yesterday: In an hour-long opening statement for the prosecution on Monday, Captain Joe Morrow told the court martial that the US army private had been motivated by a craving for “notoriety” that had led him to disregard his extensive training and to...
  • Obama Should Fire Holder over the AP Scandal

    05/22/2013 10:00:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Progressive ^ | May 14, 2013 | Matthew Rothschild
    The Executive Branch is out of control.As Ralph Nader points out, the Obama Administration has been serving as judge, jury, and executioner, even against some U.S. citizens.Obama’s drone policy is of dubious legality, as is the continued practice of kidnapping and imprisoning people indefinitely.He waged his war against Libya without Congressional approval. And now his Administration is overreaching domestically, though it’s unclear how much of this is with his knowledge or green light.The IRS’s witch-hunt of right wing and Tea Party groups is “outrageous,” as Obama himself properly noted. He should fire the person or people responsible. That’s what...
  • DOJ's secret subpoena of AP phone records broader than initially revealed

    05/20/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/20/13 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department’s secret subpoena for AP phone records included the seizure of records for five reporters' cellphones and three home phones as well as two fax lines, a lawyer for the news organization tells NBC News. David Schulz, the chief lawyer for the AP, said the subpoenas also covered the records for 21 phone lines in five AP office lines -- including one for a dead phone line at office in Washington that had been shut down six years ago. The phone lines at four other offices – where 100 reporters worked — were also covered by the subpoenas,...
  • AP boss: Our sources now ‘fear they will be monitored by the government’ (Video)

    05/20/2013 6:36:00 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 21 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/19/13 | David Freddoso
    I mentioned the other day that the Justice Department's secretive snooping on AP reporters was not just a personal violation of privacy, but in fact a threat to their ability to do their jobs and a threat to everyone's ability to report on the Obama administration. Gary Pruitt, AP's CEO confirmed on CBS Face the Nation Sunday that in fact, his organization is already finding government sources are more reluctant to talk to them now because of what happened.
  • NYT, WaPo, USA Today editorial boards blast Obama over seizure of AP phone records

    05/15/2013 7:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico reported earlier today that Washington DC has begun to turn against Barack Obama and his administration. Thanks to Obama’s own arrogance, write Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, he has little good will inside the Beltway anyway, and that leaves him with few passionate defenders in the latest scandal cascade: The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of...
  • Holder Defends AP Probe: 'Aggressive' Action Necessary, 'Very Serious Leak'

    05/14/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/13 | breitbart
    Today at a Department Of Justice press conference Attorney General Eric Holder said he has no problem without letting the Associate Press answer the charges of a leak endangering national security.
  • Eric Holder recused himself from AP phone subpoena issuance, and from investigation

    05/14/2013 12:08:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Eric Holder just ended a press conference. As previously reported by Fox News: Attorney General Eric Holder is recusing himself from the investigation into leaks made to The Associated Press, Fox News has learned. Also, as CNN reported, Holder previously had recused himself from consideration of issuance of the subpoenas: Attorney General Eric Holder recused himself from the decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press reporters, a source told CNN’s Jessica Yellin on Tuesday. The approval fell to Deputy Attorney General James Cole, the source said. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that the White House had...
  • BREAKING: Eric Holder Recuses Himself From [Associated Press] Leak Investigation

    05/14/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 95 replies
  • White House: 'No knowledge' of AP phone record seizure

    05/13/2013 5:59:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 198 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Monday distanced President Obama from the Department of Justice’s seizure of Associated Press telephone records. “Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. Carney said the White House had no involvement in the Justice effort. “We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department,” he said. The Justice Department said in a letter to the AP on Friday that...
  • AP CEO's letter to Eric Holder

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 170 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/13/13 | Gary B. Pruit
  • AP says its Twitter account hacked (led to Market flash crash)

    04/23/2013 10:24:16 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 61 replies
    market watch ^ | 4/23 | market watch
    Associated Press says its Twitter account has been hacked, as the Twitter feed falsely said that there had been two explosions at the White House.
  • AP Excuses Gosnell’s Staff’s Involvement in Infanticides, Abortions

    04/14/2013 6:10:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Associated Press is one of the few national news agencies to report on the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, but the oft-criticized news outlet is getting criticism from pro-lifers for “excusing” the actions of his staff. Matt Vespa of Newsbusters noticed how AP is whitewashing their own involvement in infanticides, abortions and brutal practices at Gosnell’s abortion clinic. “When the grand jury report in the Kermit Gosnell trial was released yesterday, one would think that the media would have as the primary takeaway the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s documentation of the numerous atrocities committed in this house of horrors. Yet, for...
  • Leno: AP Replaces 'Illegal Immigrant' With 'Undocumented Democrat' [Funny Because it is True!]

    04/03/2013 7:38:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/3/13 | By Noel Sheppard
    The Associated Press announced Tuesday that it will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.” On NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno said, “They will now use the phrase ‘undocumented Democrat’” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary)...
  • Associated Press Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' From Stylebook

    04/02/2013 3:45:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2,2013 | CRISTINA COSTANTIN
    The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant." The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels."The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally," Carroll wrote. The company's...
  • AP to Romney: Stay Out of Blue States!

    10/31/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is from the Associated Press, and it actually sounds like they're livid here. The headline of their story: “Romney, GOP Suddenly Plunging on the Democrat Turf.” They're upset that Romney is spending money in Pennsylvania. The AP's upset that Romney is spending money in Wisconsin and Michigan and Minnesota. They're upset. Who does he think he is? Those are our states! That's how this story is written, if you read it. "[Governor] Mitt Romney is suddenly plunging into traditionally Democratic-leaning Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and his GOP allies are trying to put Michigan into play. It's forcing...
  • Awkward! AP publishes poorly-timed image of schoolgirl shocked by Romney's behind

    10/09/2012 7:36:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2012
    Shock: The combination of Romney's lower-lip biting and the look on the girl's face sparked caption contests and anger among those who say the AP was out of line to publish the photo
  • AP Chairman Slobbers All Over Obama

    04/05/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Earlier this week our beloved Dear Leader showed up at the American Society of News Editors to make a speech at lunchtime. This was the annual Associated Press luncheon, and Obama shows up and he was introduced by a guy by the name of Dean Singleton. Dean Singleton is the chairman of the Associated Press. What is the Associated Press? The Associated Press is a news wire predominantly. They do have audio networks, radio news networks, and on their websites they have video. But they're predominantly a wire service. They are responsible for 90% of the national...
  • AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’

    08/19/2010 1:26:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies · 2+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/19/10 | Alana Goodman
    <p>AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’ By Alana Goodman Created 08/19/2010 - 16:10 In an unusual move, the Associated Press has publicly released an advisory memo [1] to its reporters on how to cover of the Ground Zero mosque story - and the first rule is that journalists must immediately stop calling it the "Ground Zero mosque" story.</p>
  • CNN drops AP wire service (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/21/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 21, 2010 | Michael Calderone
    CNN will no longer use Associated Press content as part of the network's news coverage, according a memo obtained by Yahoo! News. CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton notified staff of the move Monday, writing that "the content we offer will be distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own." "Beyond the obvious business reasons for this operating shift — the content we spend our money to create should be the content we present, and less reliance on outside sources will mean more to invest in our organization — there are other important motivations," Walton wrote. "CNN-exclusive content will...
  • AP : Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare !

    03/26/2010 9:37:09 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 126 replies · 5,573+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 25, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Congress passed the bill without knowing what was in it. Barack Obama signed it without reading it. Now it looks as though the Associated Press reported on ObamaCare without comprehending its content. Readers will have to scroll far down to discover that the elimination of a key tax break that kept retirees on company prescription-medication plans will mean dumping millions of seniors onto Medicare — and that the AP ignored it until now: The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how...
  • AP Coverage of Ala. Prof's Prior Killing Ignores Rep. Delahunt's Involvement in Her Release

    02/14/2010 4:28:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 1,093+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 14, 2010 | Tom Blumer
    UPDATE, 6:15 P.M.: An unbylined 11:57 a.m. AP report (i.e., 54 minutes after the time stamp of the original post at BizzyBlog) contains two paragraphs about Delahunt's involvement. Based on a search on Delahunt's last name at about 6:15 p.m., this version of AP's report is either still not at its main site, or has not been indexed by its search engine. Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt's far from minor role in the 1986 release of Amy Bishop, the University of Alabama in Hunstville biology professor implicated in the murder of three colleagues on Friday, has garnered significant press attention in...
  • AP Bashes Sarah 'Short On Ideas' Palin With Horrible Photo

    02/07/2010 12:00:59 PM PST · by PRePublic · 92 replies · 4,210+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 02-07-10 | Noel Sheppard
    AP Bashes Sarah 'Short On Ideas' Palin With Horrible Photo ... It was a metaphysical certitude the liberal media would bash Sarah Palin's marvelous keynote speech to the National Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday, but what the Associated Press did is inexcusable. ...
  • AP misreports Tebow ad content

    02/08/2010 8:07:01 AM PST · by OR Patriot · 12 replies · 993+ views
    Hot Air Blog ^ | Feb 8, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps the ads from Focus on the Family featuring Pam Tebow and her son Tim act as a sort of Rorshach test for some people. Where most viewers would see the ads as playful, light, and welcoming, some see them as a threat — and maybe some don’t see them at all outside of their preconceived notions. Power Line notices that the Associated Press misreports the content of the two ads: But not every commercial was strictly humorous. Automaker Toyota aired several pregame ads to reassure worried owners after its recalls connected with accelerator problems.And a commercial by conservative Christian...
  • Let’s Tell AP Board: “No Teabag!”

    01/24/2010 10:00:44 AM PST · by jessduntno · 56 replies · 1,285+ views
    redstate ^ | Today
    Let’s Tell AP Board: “No Teabag!” Posted by minncon (Profile) Saturday, January 23rd at 7:23PM EST AP published a piece by Charles Babington recently in which it used the word “teabaggers” to describe supporters of the Tea Party movement. As many elsewhere on the web (h/t to Hotair.com) have noted, by using it AP is mainstreaming the obnoxious term. Let’s say “enough.” I’m writing every board member of AP and objecting, and I hope you will join me. Below are some AP board members and contact information ... If you come up with better info, please post... NOTE: Most of...
  • AP Sells Coakley as ‘Historic’ Candidate

    01/18/2010 10:04:31 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 549+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/18/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The special election in Massachusetts for the open Senate seat once held by Teddy Kennedy is the hottest political story of the day. The race is so close that no one is sure who will win but signs are starting to point to Republican Scott Brown's win. Cue the Associated Press with a puff piece on Democrat Martha Coakley that tries to sell her as an "historic candidate" perhaps in order to help push her over the top just before the polls open on Tuesday. Penned by Steve LeBlanc, the AP headlined its piece, "Coakley Hopes for Historic Win in...
  • AP Selects 2009 Biggest Scandals and shows Sarah Palin as Headliner

    01/04/2010 5:11:55 PM PST · by pfflier · 22 replies · 1,378+ views
    Associated press ^ | 4 Jan 2009 | Associated Press
    I won't reproduce the page because of copyright issues. Go to the lower right segment called "Featured" and you will see Palin's picture headlining 2009's biggest scandals.
  • AP: Tiger Woods Is Racist - (Because) He Only Cheats With White Women

    12/06/2009 10:13:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies · 5,148+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 6, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Associated Press headline: Tiger’s Troubles Widen His Distance From Blacks ‘Two layers of suspicion ... one is the pattern in the race of his partners’ The article that followed labeled the golfer racist not only for "declin[ing] to identify himself as black," but also because of "the race of the women" he's involved with. On top of this, the AP made the case that America's fascination with Woods's philandering is only because he's cheating with white women (h/t NB reader Matthew Noll): Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods' troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of...
  • AP only counts Half of Obama's Nominees with Tax Problems!

    11/20/2009 4:48:56 AM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 3 replies · 390+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 11/20/9 | Peter Andrew
    "Associated Press writer Stephen Ohlemacher had a news story yesterday about President Barack H. Obama’s latest nominee with tax problems, Lael Brainard. We think he left out two pretty important details. First, Ohlemacher’s report says Brainard “is the fifth presidential nominee to reveal tax issues during the congressional vetting process.” The key to the partial truth in that sentence is “during the congressional” vetting process. While Ohlemacher likely is factually correct, the sentence certainly is misleading. One reads it and thinks, “Oh, that’s the 5th appointment he made with tax issues.” That is not true. In fact, it doesn’t count...
  • AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check'

    11/17/2009 6:07:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,276+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/17/09 | Robert Shaffer
    Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently "Going Rogue" is no normal book. When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages. The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin's motives for writing "Going Rogue: An American Life," stating as fact that the book "has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto." Palin...
  • AFP: 'Dozens' of layoffs at Associated Press: Guild

    11/17/2009 4:06:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US news agency the Associated Press (AP) laid off dozens of employees on Tuesday as part of a plan to reduce its global payroll by 10 percent this year, a union statement said. The News Media Guild, which covers some 1,300 AP editorial and technology unit staffers in the United States, said it did not have an exact number of layoffs because management had not yet formally notified it of the move. The Guild said it had been informed by members of more than 38 layoffs affecting Guild-covered managers, reporters, editors, photographers, and editorial assistants. It...
  • GOP Victory Tuesday Won't Erase Party's Problems (SPIN)

    11/02/2009 8:36:17 PM PST · by parksstp · 35 replies · 963+ views
    AP ^ | November 2, 2009 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON – For Republicans, an election win of any size Tuesday would be a blessing. But victories in Virginia, New Jersey or elsewhere won't erase enormous obstacles the party faces heading into a 2010 midterm election year when control of Congress and statehouses from coast to coast will be up for grabs.
  • Is this what passes for journalism? (vanity: AP story on Roman Polanski's arrest)

    09/27/2009 7:58:29 AM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies · 451+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/2009 | ak267
    Posters's Note: This is from the ACTUAL AP newsrelase!! ****************************************************** OK, can you do some more probing? New York will want to know frank's out today. i checked already, and so did zurich. they say the question is irrelevant. he answered me with the quote i used, about we knew when he was coming this time. he's been here many times in the past, we think. thx brad. aptn is aware, but unfortunately won't make it in time, but is hoping to catch tail end. i'm pushing out another writethru with some more background details before press conference. no surprise,...
  • AP Accidentally Releases Employee Notes Regarding Polanski Extradition Story

    09/27/2009 8:06:00 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 44 replies · 2,553+ views
    AP ^ | 09/27/09 | AP
    — OK, can you do some more probing? New York will want to know frank's out today. i checked already, and so did zurich. they say the question is irrelevant. he answered me with the quote i used, about we knew when he was coming this time. he's been here many times in the past, we think. thx brad. aptn is aware, but unfortunately won't make it in time, but is hoping to catch tail end. i'm pushing out another writethru with some more background details before press conference. no surprise, new york is really hot on this. they particularly...
  • Obama & AP Smear Conservative Town Hall Protesters

    09/27/2009 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 418+ views
    Gateway Pundit/AP ^ | Sept. 27, 2009 | Jim Hoft
    At the town hall health care meetings this summer far left LaRouche activists showed up with Obama-Hitler signs. This same extremist group held Obama-Hitler signs at several events. But, now the AP and Obama are making it sound like these protesters were conservatives. The AP reported: At the G-20 economic summit that wrapped up Friday in Pennsylvania, Obama told a story about an unnamed foreign leader who privately told the president he didn't understand the at-times contentious debate over changing the health care system. "He says, 'We don't understand it. You're trying to make sure everybody has health care and...
  • AP Defends Decision To Run Photo Of Fallen Marine

    09/06/2009 7:36:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies · 1,481+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 06 SEPTEMBER 2009 | WCBSTV.COM
    NEW YORK (AP) ― The Associated Press is distributing a photo of a Marine fatally wounded in battle, choosing after a period of reflection to make public an image that conveys the grimness of war and the sacrifice of young men and women fighting it. Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, 21, of New Portland, Maine, was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in a Taliban ambush Aug. 14 in Helmand province of southern Afghanistan. The image shows fellow Marines helping Bernard after he suffered severe leg injuries. He was evacuated to a field hospital where he died on the operating table.
  • Gates vs. AP over war photo

    09/06/2009 4:25:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 897+ views
    DNCTV ^ | September 4th | Courtney Kube
    While an Associated Press photographer was embedded with Marines in Helmand last month, a Marine convoy was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG. It struck Lance Corporal Joshua M. Bernard severing his legs. He was treated on the scene, but later died at a combat field hospital. The AP took still photos and video of the attack, and of Bernard, as he lay dying. Several weeks later, while working on a feature story about the war in Afghanistan, the AP reporter met with Bernard's family and told his father that they had photos and video of their son before...
  • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - AN ORGANIZATION WITHOUT JUDGMENT OR DECENCY

    09/04/2009 6:15:26 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 15 replies · 1,022+ views
    Blackfive.net ^ | 9/4/09 | Matt Burden
    In the Politico today, Secretary Gates admonishes the AP for publishing a photo of Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard dying in Afghanistan: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.” The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published. AP reported in a story that it...
  • Gates: AP decision 'appalling' (AP publishes photos of dead soldier regardless of parents wishes)

    09/04/2009 10:47:11 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 77 replies · 5,028+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/4/2009 | Mike Allen
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.” The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published. Gates: “I cannot imagine the pain and suffering Lance Corporal Bernard’s death has caused his family. Why your organization would purposefully defy the family’s wishes knowing full well...
  • Outrage over AP publication of photo of dying Marine

    09/04/2009 10:53:32 AM PDT · by BlueNgold · 50 replies · 7,951+ views
    Politico via Yahoo News ^ | 9-4-09 | Mike Allen
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.” The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published.rest of story at link...
  • Media Bias: AP Infers Blue Cross Blue Shield monopolizing markets,

    08/23/2009 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 16 replies · 1,155+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/23/09 | J Brown
    Apparently individuals who woke up this morning to read a quarter-page story published in newspapers throughout the country with the headlines "Competition lacking among private health insurers". The AP story written by Ricard Alonso-Zaldivar is a prime example of a so-called unbiased major media organization that has once again failed to actually check the factual accuracy of a story centered upon the health care debate. The story, based upon a report published by the left-wing Urban Institute Public Policy Center cites that health care reform would lower individual health care costs by more than $200 billion by offering a public...
  • AP to distribute Soros-funded 'journalism'

    08/09/2009 6:43:57 PM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies · 840+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 09, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The Associated Press is delivering to its subscribing 1,500 American newspapers content, it has emerged, penned by groups with financing from philanthropist George Soros and another far-leftist billionaire who not only campaigned for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and MoveOn.org. The AP announced last month it will allow its subscribers to publish free of charge work by four nonprofit groups, the Center for Public Integrity, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica. Controversial Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., a friend of President Obama who...
  • AP Reverses Itself, Admits Health Care Bills Include Abortion Funding

    08/05/2009 9:43:06 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies · 457+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    AP Reverses Itself, Admits Health Care Bills Include Abortion Funding Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Two days after LifeNews.com exposed an Associated Press article that mislead its readers on the abortion funding contained in the government-run health care plans, AP has backtracked. The news service is now reporting that the bills Congress is considering will result in taxpayer-funded abortions. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5321.html
  • 3 NJ mayors, lawmakers arrested in corruption case (AP Finally Naming Political Party)

    07/23/2009 5:56:28 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies · 915+ views
    AP ^ | 7-23-09 | DAVID PORTER
    NEWARK, N.J. – An investigation into the sale of black-market kidneys and fake Gucci handbags evolved into a sweeping probe of political corruption in New Jersey, ensnaring more than 40 people Thursday, including three mayors, two state lawmakers and several rabbis. Even for a state with a rich history of graft, the scale of wrongdoing alleged was breathtaking. An FBI official called corruption "a cancer that is destroying the core values of this state." Federal prosecutors said the investigation initially focused on a money laundering network that operated between Brooklyn, N.Y.; Deal, N.J.; and Israel. The network is alleged to...
  • Two NJ Mayors Arrested in Major Bust, Party ID Ignored By AP

    07/23/2009 5:33:34 PM PDT · by curth · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 23, 2009 | By Marie Mazzanti
    This morning, some 30 people were arrested in New Jersey, the fruit of a two-year federal investigation into a international money laundering scandal. Among those arrested were Democratic Mayors Peter Cammarano III (Hoboken) and Dennis Elwell (Secaucus), as well as Democratic deputy mayor of Jersey City Leona Beldini and Republican state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt. But if you only got your news of this mass arrest from the Associated Press, you would not learn the party affiliation of these politicians. To their credit, other news outlets readily accessible to New Jerseyans such as the New York Times and the Wall...
  • AP, Reuters Go Full Tilt in Spinning Latest Writing of Pope

    07/07/2009 6:12:03 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 66 replies · 2,087+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 7/7/2009 | Matthew Balan
    Two major wire services- AP and Reuters- cherry picked excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical (a teaching document of the Catholic Church) on Tuesday to support left-wing economic and political positions, and all but ignored the pontiff’s traditional stances on the family, bioethics, and the environment. The AP also went so far to bring up “the state of the Vatican’s own [financial] books.” Both Philip Pullella, who regularly writes about the Pope and the Vatican for Reuters, and the AP’s Nicole Winfield zeroed in on paragraph 67 of the encyclical, which is titled “Caritas in Veritate,” or “Charity in...