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Friday, May 18, 2018

AP needs to delete its Marxist bias

We all make mistakes, but that does not make mistakes innocent. Indeed, the corrections by the Associated Press are very revealing.

An example came in an AP tweet at 11: 35 a.m. on Thursday, AP tweeted: "AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s 'animals' comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members."

Does anyone else recall AP quoting Barack Obama out of context like that?

Trump called gang members animals -- some who are natives of this country -- and AP said he was talking about immigrants.

It's not just the rabid anti-Trump bias.
Consider this from May 9: "We have deleted a tweet about filmmaker Roman Polanski's comments on the #MeToo movement because it didn't mention that Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. A replacement tweet is upcoming."

How do you not know that he drugged, sodomized, and raped a 13-year-old girl?

The AP keeps repeating the Marxist party line and keeps getting caught.

On April 30: "AP has deleted a tweet that incorrectly said the NRA had banned guns during Trump and Pence speeches at its annual meeting. The ban was put in place by the Secret Service. A corrected tweet is coming."

On April 25, it lobbied a Navy admiral, "AP has a deleted a breaking alert tweet that incorrectly attributed allegations that VA nominee Ronny Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs and crashed a car while drunk. A corrected tweet is coming."

There is this, "The AP deleted a tweet that mischaracterized what President Trump tweeted about pardons. A new tweet is upcoming."

And this, "Tweet that incorrectly interpreted Trump's remarks about whether Russia knew of chemical attack in Syria has been deleted. New tweet coming."

And from the campaign, this, "AP has deleted a tweet about Trump's remarks because it didn't contain the full context of what the candidate said. A new tweet is upcoming."

I get that in breaking news, errors happen. AP has a remarkably good track record in avoiding those.

And of course, it did goof once on a Hillary story, "AP deleted a tweet about Hillary Clinton returning to the campaign trail that showed a picture of Donald Trump."

But when you wrongly accuse a Cabinet appointee of drunken driving, when you wrongly quote the president as saying "immigrants" are animals when he said murderous gang members are, and when you wrongly interpret the president's statement about bombing an air base, you have a major problem.

A fish rots from the head.

9 comments:

  1. This is why I haven’t finished Fake News Follies yet, Big D. You keep coming up with more gems like this one. I think your next book should be a novel about...a hard bitten Poca newsman. Give it a think.

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    1. "I got six slugs in me. One of 'em's lead, the other five are bourbon."

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    2. I like it, Dave. I like it a lot.

      Big D rose, unsteadily, from his chair. It had been another wild day, with new Liberal outrages happening all over the place. Hell, the FBI mole story alone, in normal times, was enough to send at least five people to prison. But these were definitely not normal times times. Big D walked to his liquor cabinet and cracked a fresh bottle of Maker’s Mark. Sometimes all a man can do is drink, he thought ruefully as he threw back another tumbler.

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  2. They. Don't. Care.

    It's an experiment to test the limits of the Gell-Mann amnesia effect.

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  3. AP knows that THousands will retweet the false hateful "news" and dozens will retweet the "correction". More than willing to accept the scorn of conservatives to serve the higher cause.
    Scum. Garbage. And someday first against the wall.
    -Spectrerider

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  4. I think the Polanski and Clinton corrections are the exceptions that prove the rule. They have no shame.

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  5. Sadly, the AP deliberately tweets the lie, first, and gets the huge retweets. Then the correction to CYA.

    Too bad DJT doesn't do more with gab.ai to move away from Twitter -- tho it's very, very good that he is able to tweet directly to millions without the lying AP / Dem media.

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  6. We've seen this for 50 years.

    And, if we knew how things worked back then, it would probably be more like 86.

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  7. Of course they misquoted Barry. It would be impossible, in a 140 character tweet to include all the Uh-uh-uuh, that it took Soros' puppet to utter a three word sentence.

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