Editor’s Pick: Hot Air on AP Downplaying COVID Case Counts

January 13th, 2022 10:05 AM

On Wednesday, Hot Air Senior Editor Allahpundit reported on the Associated Press instructing its editors to downplay case counts in COVID stories and observed: “If this is their way of trying to hide the bad COVID news from the public in order to help Democrats, they’re waaaaaay too late.” The news service explained: “The Associated Press has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid emphasizing case counts in stories about the disease.”

While acknowledging flaws in the case count numbers, Allahpundit noted: “...they remain our best indicator of the magnitude of the surge, however imperfect they might be.” He added: “It’s curious that a news agency would prefer to omit information entirely from its reports than include it with caveats about what the numbers aren’t able to capture.”

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