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  • [Catholic Caucus] Irish Catholics Worried, Dismayed After Abortion Vote

    05/27/2018 4:51:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 27, 2018 | Gregory Katz
    Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago. There was no mention of the referendum during the sermon at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, but it was weighing heavily on the minds of some worshippers as they left the Mass in central Dublin. Ireland voted by a roughly two-to-one margin Friday to end a constitutional ban on abortion, and parliament is expected to approve a more liberal set of...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

    05/20/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:54 PM | Jon Gambrell
    Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now has pulled America out. […] While never naming Trump, Kerry began his remarks by saying: “Given what’s going on today, I’m glad to be invited anywhere, folks.” He quickly added that the U.S. “needs to build...
  • For Palestinians, US Embassy move a show of pro-Israel bias [barf]

    05/13/2018 8:13:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 6:14 AM | Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Monday’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald Trump and a new blow to dreams of statehood. The festive inauguration helps harden Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ rejection of Washington as a future mediator in the conflict with Israel, likely ushering in a prolonged period of diplomatic vacuum in which other powers are unwilling or unable to step up as brokers. Such paralysis and loss of hope have been major drivers of Palestinian unrest. Underscoring the conflict’s volatility, thousands...
  • Palestinians' envoy to US faces silence from White House

    02/21/2018 10:26:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2018 12:15 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    A few miles down the road from Israel’s gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people’s cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn’t even spoken to the White House in months. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has written off President Donald Trump, cursing him and declaring him an illegitimate broker for peace. Trump has reacted angrily, threatening to cut off all U.S. aid and dismissing Palestinian claims that he blew up any semblance of impartiality by declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s...
  • How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill

    07/12/2017 9:58:20 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/2017 | Rachel Alexander
    How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/341210-how-the-ap-stylebook-censors-pro-life-and-other-conservative-words July 09, 2017 - 04:20 PM EDT How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words AssociatedPress By Rachel Alexander, opinion contributor A journalism stylebook is supposed to provide universal guidelines for writers when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and so on. This includes choosing certain words over others. The original intent of word preference was to use words that are more neutral than others. But in recent years, that concept has changed. More often than not, style writers have been more interested...
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 74 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jereb’s claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was “confused” because there...
  • Associated Press Engulfed in CNN-Level Scandal as It Covers Up Invention of Imaginary Pruitt Meeting

    07/01/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    FULL TITLE - Fake News: Associated Press Engulfed in CNN-Level Scandal as It Covers Up Invention of Imaginary Pruitt Meeting The Associate) Press is at it again, pushing more fake news. Sadly, the once-great news wire service is trying to cover up its mistake—nearly the exact mistake that cost three editorial staffers at CNN their jobs in a scandal that first exploded a week ago today. A Breitbart News investigation has led to the correction by the Associated Press–which originally resisted–of the fake news it printed as deeper questions of responsibility, accountability, and journalistic ethics consume the AP heading into...
  • The Associated Press Goes Around The Bend On Comey

    05/10/2017 6:52:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | MAY 10, 2017 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Associated Press news stories on controversial topics are generally adapted from Democratic National Committee press releases, but when the AP really wants to cut loose it labels its stories “AP Analysis.” This one, by Julie Pace, is headlined: “AP Analysis: Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area.” Not just Trump’s presidency, but “US presidency,” to reinforce the Democrats’ absurd claim that Trump’s firing of the inept James Comey somehow represents a constitutional crisis. Why was it so shocking? The Democrats have been demanding it for months. This is deeply dishonest. Note that the AP doesn’t say that Trump is the...
  • AP Still Unsure Of NY Terrorist’s Motive

    11/01/2017 12:04:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2017 | Amber Athey
    The Associated Press is insisting that investigators are still searching for a motive behind Tuesday’s terror attack in Manhattan, NY.“Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC,” the AP tweeted Wednesday morning with a video attached. VIDEO: Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC. https://t.co/EcXSmIWWla— The Associated Press (@AP) November 1, 2017 The tweet is a bit baffling considering the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, a common Arabic phrase used by Islamic terrorists during these...
  • AP admits putting out fake news on Islamic terror attack in Fresno.

    04/19/2017 9:12:21 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/17
    "We deleted a tweet about a Fresno slaying suspect shouting "God is great." It failed to note he said it in Arabic. A new tweet is upcoming."
  • Fake News: AP Writes Misleading Article about EPA’s Cleanup Efforts after Hurricane Harvey

    09/05/2017 11:01:45 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/03/2017 | Sean Moran
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials wrote a scathing press release, contending that the Associated Press’s (AP) Michael Biesecker wrote an incredibly misleading story regarding the EPA’s cleanup efforts during Hurricane Harvey. The Associated Press wrote an article suggesting that the EPA did not take adequate steps to safeguard Superfund sites, or areas that have become polluted by hazardous materials and will have been listed by the EPA to be cleaned up. The EPA countered the AP’s report in a press release. The EPA said, “Despite reporting from the comfort of Washington, Biesecker had the audacity to imply that agencies aren’t...
  • AP Claims Trump Supporters 'Confuse' LeVar and LaVar with No Examples

    11/25/2017 5:53:54 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/25/17 | Bob Parks
    If you do an online search with the headline, Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online, you'll see that many news outlets around the country republished the story because it originated from The Associated Press! However, if you read the entire "news" story, expecting to see examples of Trump supporters' online confusion between the two (the insinuation being Trump supporters are racists and see all blacks as looking alike), you would be disappointed because they didn't provide ONE.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

    02/18/2018 2:38:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    ap ^ | 2/18/2018 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question.Resurrecting an old tale from the campaign, Trump also described a diplomatic transaction between the U.S. and Iran during the Obama years as a dark plot that should have been investigated by U.S. authorities. The transaction actually was money the U.S. owed to Iran from decades ago and one in a...
  • North Korean Propaganda: US Media Outlets Swoon for Kim Yo Jong

    02/11/2018 5:16:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The 2018 Winter Olympics were in full swing and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and head of their Propaganda and Agitation Department, had bizarrely become a liberal media darling. Despite the fact her job entailed censorship and glorifying public executions, numerous outlets had touted her for “stealing the show,” winning “diplomatic gold,” being the “Ivanka Trump of North Korea,” and hyping the extremely creepy North Korean cheerleading corp. CNN, who has a history of climbing into bed with murderous regimes (Iraq and Saddam Hussein) to stay relevant, was one of the more notable...
  • Not News: Tax-Cut 'Crumbs' Were a Big Deal to Pelosi and Dems in 2011-2012

    01/13/2018 2:04:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 13, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, House Democratic Party Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi characterized as "crumbs" the bonuses of $1,000 or more, pay raises of up to $3 per hour, and other benefits well over 100 companies have showered on over 2 million employees as a result of December's tax law passage. Given their track record, there's no reason to believe that the establishment press will report Pelosi's condescending remarks — or that they will remind their audience that in 2011 and 2012, the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress treated the prospect of workers losing $40 every other week in their paychecks as...
  • AP Reporters Use Misleading Stats to Throw Cold Water on New Tax Law

    12/24/2017 2:36:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 24, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Sunday morning, Thomas Beaumont and Nicholas Riccardi at the Associated Press did all they could to convince readers that the tax bill just passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump isn't seen as a big deal and has no genuine enthusiastic support (even though they found some) among those who voted for him in 2016. They predictably claimed that the law bestows "its richest benefits on companies and wealthy individuals,' and employed a classic statistical deception to support that false contention.Here are the opening paragraphs of the pair's downbeat report, with the final excerpted paragraph presenting the misleading statistics (bolds...
  • Democrats Are Fooling Themselves About Tax Reform’s Unpopularity

    12/20/2017 7:44:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 20, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Like Obamacare, people donÂ’t know whatÂ’s in the Republican tax bill. Unlike Obamacare, theyÂ’re probably going to be pleasantly surprised.The 2018 Democrats, top political analysts inform us, will use the soon-to-be passed tax reform as a way to argue that the GOP is the party of the plutocracy. Which is just another way of saying that Democrats are going to use the same argument theyÂ’ve been using for the past three decades with varying degrees of success. IÂ’m not sure this development should rattle any supporter of rate reductions. Especially if they consider most Americans donÂ’t even know theyÂ’re getting...
  • Moore Lemonade

    12/13/2017 12:30:46 PM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 38 replies
    N/A ^ | 12/13/2017 | Self
    I take it as given that some, at least, of the accusations against Moore can be disproved. And I take it that Moore will follow through on his threat (I would say, “promise”) and sue the miscreants who sprung this “October Surprise.” If in fact he does so, he should IMHO avail himself of the opportunity to think big - and sue the MSM. That is, sue the Associated Press and its membership, joint and several liability. And, he should make it a class action lawsuit naming Republican voters as a class as the plaintiffs. The suit should allege...
  • Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

    12/09/2017 7:42:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2017 9:21 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “grave” development that puts Washington on the same side as “occupation” and the violation of international law. In a resolution long on rhetoric but short on concrete actions, the ministers also called for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump’s decision, but acknowledged that Washington would most likely veto it. If the U.S. vetoes the resolution, the Arabs would seek a similar resolution in the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki...
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...