Forsaking Print? The Future of the Associated Press
More bad news for the newspaper industry. Anyone paying attention to the current state of financial distress in the print news industry will realize that saving money is the order of the day industry wide. Yet, not long ago the Associated Press announced that it was to raise its prices to the print news industry causing consternation everywhere. This new rate structure has caused quite | Read More »
The AP Pimps the Obama & Russian Talking Point With Democrats As Objective Observers
This is so typical. John McCain’s chief foreign policy adviser and his business partner lobbied the senator or his staff on 49 occasions in a 3 1/2-year span while being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Yes, it is the same talking point Obama and the Russians have been using all week. This time they | Read More »
AP Knows Racists Secretly Want Obama to Win in Nov.
Do you know who the Associated Press thinks is secretly hoping for a Barack Obama win? Why, it’s “racist groups,” dontcha know? See, as the AP reports it, a black man as president couldn’t be a more perfect example of how the dark race is takin’ over and ruining the white man’s world, right? At least, that is according to the AP’s favorite go-to racist | Read More »
AP: ‘Gay Ex-Governor Owes Wife No Alimony’… Name That Party?
Many of you will remember New Jersey Governor James McGreevey who ended up having to admit he gave his gay lover an undeserved State job — even as the gay lover claimed sexual harassment — and that he was cheating on his wife and family with that very gay lover. Many will also remember that disgraced Governor James McGreevey was a Democrat. “Many” apparently doesn’t | Read More »
AP Headline Asserts VP is ‘Unpopular Cheney’
Well, the Associated Press is certainly living up to its new rules of being opinion editorialists instead of reporters if the following headline is any indication: “Obama links energy troubles to unpopular Cheney.” This was unleashed on the world by the AP on August 5. So, I ask you, does “unpopular Cheney” sound more like opinion than it does simple news reporting? In fact, the | Read More »
AP: GOP Convention Protesters Create ‘Marketplace of Ideas’
Talk about a puff piece, this Associated Press short is a story with absolutely no substance. Not only that but after seeing the headline and then reading the story, one is hard pressed to believe they belong together. This Amy Forliti puffery is incongruously headlined “Protesters expected to transform the streets outside GOP convention into marketplace of ideas,” yet there isn’t any discussion at all | Read More »
Shameless AP Editorializing, Republicans Against ‘The Poor’
The Associated Press injected an editorial comment into the news… again. A few days ago, the AP issued a piece headlined Senate Republicans block heating aid bill, in which the AP made it seem as if Republicans don’t care about “the poor” and are only interested in mere political partisanship. This report featured quotes showing how wonderful and caring the Democrats are but not a | Read More »
No Bias Here
According to the propagandists at the AP, being opposed to the so-called International Criminal Court is equivalent to being soft on genocide. Anything to attack President Bush. And people actually trust and rely upon these articles to tell them the truth about the world?
AP’s New Muckraking Style, From Just-The-Facts to In-Your-Face
For those unfamiliar, since May of this year the Associated Press has had a new Washington Bureau Chief, a past AP reporter named Ron Fournier. According to Politico, the previous chief was pushed out to make room for Fournier in a “hard-feelings shake-up” with the old chief left worried that Fournier might “destroy” the AP. A pretty stark assessment, of course, but not necessarily all | Read More »