AP Ignores Illegality of Now-Halted ObamaCare Subsidy Payments
October 15th, 2017 9:36 PM
There's a lot of competition for this dubious distinction, but the media's treatment of President Donald Trump's decision to end certain Obamacare subsidy payments to insurance companies is perhaps the most blatant example of comprehensive bias on a single topic seen during the past week. Apparently, the press realizes that acknowledging how Trump's justification for ending the subsidies is…
AP's Scaremongers: GOP Health Bill Will Allow 'Skimpy' Coverage
July 13th, 2017 11:37 PM
In a Thursday evening dispatch, Erica Werner and Alan Fram at the Associated Press, in a virtual editorial disguised as a news report, claimed that a key element of the Republican health care currently being considered in Congress is "letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies." What an insult to our intelligence. What's really "skimpy," even though the left won't acknowledge it, is the…
AP Touts Pro-ObamaCare Campaign Targeting West Virginia Senator
July 7th, 2017 8:21 PM
On Friday, AP's Michael Virtanen and Alan Fram touted the apparent conundrum that Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito faces in her state of West Virginia, as the state is "one of the...sickest states in the U.S., relying heavily on Obama's 2010 statute [ObamaCare], which Trump and top Senate Republicans want to repeal and replace."
AP Pair Betray Ignorance As They Crow Over GOP's 'Humiliating Failure'
March 28th, 2017 12:28 PM
This past weekend, Erica Werner and Alan Fram at the Associated Press had a good old time beating up on President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled House over their "humiliating failure" to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. In the process, though, the reporters, who have been covering Washington politics since the ACA's inception, betrayed breathtaking ignorance…
Warren's Hostile Anti-Sessions Tweetstorm Gets Scant Press Attention
February 12th, 2017 8:10 PM
Elizabeth Warren has become a heroine of the establishment press and the left — but I repeat myself — after deliberately violating Senate Rule 19 against "imput(ing) to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator" Tuesday evening in criticizing Trump administration Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. The Massachusetts Democrat's bitter, ugly…
Two Trump Nominees Pass Committee Votes, AP Portrays GOP As Bullies
February 3rd, 2017 4:08 PM
On Wednesday, an early Associated Press report following the confirmations of two of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees employed extraordinarily strident and bitter language, portraying Republican Senate Committee which approved those nominations as de facto bullies who were "unilaterally" imposing their will. An evening revision updating that afternoon report expanded that portrayal to include…
AP Ramps Up Smears of HHS Nominee Tom Price Over Stock Ownership
January 19th, 2017 7:29 PM
An attempt by the Associated Press to smear Tom Price, nominated by Donald Trump as the next HHS Secretary, began Wednesday after the opening round of a Senate committee hearing. As of this writing, the wire service is up to its third such entry. The misleading reporting and hostility have increased with each dispatch.
AP Ignores Dems' 'Extraordinary' Record of Court Obstructions
February 23rd, 2016 11:53 PM
The Associated Press clearly hopes that most Americans still pay little to no attention to New Media.
That's the only credible argument one can employ as to why the wire service's Alan Fram, in his Tuesday evening dispatch, characterized the unanimous decision of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee not to hold hearings on a potential Supreme Court nominee this year as "extraordinary."…
AP: 'Senate Votes to Unravel Health Care Law... Inviting Obama Veto'
December 3rd, 2015 8:54 PM
If you're looking for a textbook example of over-the-top loaded language and bias in a headline, look no further than this from the Associated Press.
Forensic Firm Rebuts PP Defenders, Says CMP Videos are 'Authentic'
September 30th, 2015 1:57 PM
Tuesday afternoon, Alan Fram laughably headlined his coverage of Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards' appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at the Associated Press as follows: "FACING CONGRESS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD CHIEF REBUTS VIDEOS."
She did no such thing. Most notably, Fram quoted Richards making the following statement to the committee: "The outrageous…
Richards' Shaky Claim: 'Less Than 1%' of PP Clinics Get $ for Tissue
September 29th, 2015 11:37 PM
In Congressional testimony Monday and Tuesday, Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards twisted the truth in several instances.
One of them had to to with how many of its facilities are involved in the provision of fetal tissue for compensation. She may be technically telling the truth about how many are involved at this moment, but it's clear that far more have been — at least until recently.
AP: CMP Videos Only Describe PP 'Sending Fetal Tissue to Researchers'
September 22nd, 2015 5:38 PM
The Associated Press, serving as the left's de facto Praetorian guard, came through for its abortion-supporting masters once again today.
The wire service's Alan Fram, in a sentence describing the Center for Medical Progress's Planned Parenthood videos, told readers that they show "how they sometimes send fetal tissue to medical researchers" without noting that doing so routinely generates money…
AP Weakly Headlines, Poorly Covers Halbig Contingency Plan Controversy
February 26th, 2015 6:10 PM
The Associated Press's headline at Alan Fram's coverage of the controversy over the existence of an Obama administration contingency plan if it loses the Halbig v. Burwell case pending at the Supreme Court may be among the most inchoherent ever: "GOP CLAIMS PAPER SHOWS FED AIDES' PREPS FOR HEALTH LAW LOSS."
"Paper"? What is in question is an alleged 100-page contingency plan should the Court…
AP's Fram Neglects to Mention 'Filibuster' or 'Waterboarding' in Cover
May 24th, 2014 9:51 AM
At the Associated Press on Thursday, reporter Alan Fram covered the Senate's confirmation of David Barron without using the words "filibuster" or "waterboarding."
Given that he was confirmed on a 53-45 vote, it is highly unlikely that Barron's nomination would have survived had Senate majority leader Harry Reid not imposed the "nuclear option" last year to prevent senators from stopping a…