AP Fact Check Flags Michelle Obama on Kids 'Thrown Into Cages'

August 18th, 2020 1:01 PM

The Associated Press “Fact Check” squad overwhelmingly focuses on Donald Trump, but they probably shocked their media clients on Tuesday by flagging Michelle Obama’s pre-taped convention speech as repeating distortions about a policy starting under Obama.

AP 'News' Story: Virus 'Shakes the Conceit of American Exceptionalism'

April 24th, 2020 11:50 AM
The branding of the Associated Press used to be just-the-facts news. But today, they uncork snotty commentaries without even slapping the word “News Analysis” on it. Get a load of this headline today: "Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’." Reporter Calvin Woodward uncorked nothing but editorializing about "cascading failures and incompetencies" under Trump.

AP Iran-Deal 'Fact Check' Sets Out to Correct Trump and....AP?

December 27th, 2018 1:22 PM
AP's latest "Fact Check" only underlines how much "context" is brought to the "fact" table, and how that "context" is loaded up to the service of a liberal narrative. Omri Ceren shamed an AP “Fact Check” on Christmas: “AP publishes fact-check saying Trump is ‘recycling familiar fictions’ by tweeting money was quid pro quo for hostages.” But wait: Ceren noted that in an August 18, 2016 briefing at…

Associated Press: Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Like 9/11, JFK Assassination

September 27th, 2018 5:17 PM
Even before accuser Christine Blasey Ford finished testifying on Thursday in Washington, D.C., about sexual assault charges against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a reporter with the Associated Press found a way to kill the time while waiting for something significant to happen. Reporter Calvin Woodward wrote an article asking AP readers: “Will the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Be a Where-Were-You Moment?”

Another Week, Another Set of Weak Trump-Targeting AP 'Fact Checks'

May 16th, 2017 9:10 PM
Last week was a very bad week for the establishment press, and for the leftist politicians who can't resist repeating and relaying the media's questionable "news" its journalists have been reporting as if they are clearly established facts. But you wouldn't know it from the Associated Press, which, consistent with its practice during many previous weeks, directed all eleven of its "fact-checking…

AP 'Fact-Check' Goes Entirely After GOP, Misleads on Jobs

May 9th, 2017 10:55 PM
The Associated Press had a variety of howlers from Democrats and leftists it could have included in its May 8 (update on May 9) "fact check" roundup based on events of the past week. As those who have watched the wire service's conduct since the 2016 election campaign could have predicted, it included none, and instead solely went after the Trump administration and GOP politicians on nine…

'Fact Checkers' Side with Hillary: Sanders 'Stood' with Minutemen

March 10th, 2016 6:05 PM
Multiple political “fact checkers” have weighed in on Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, especially when Hillary Clinton claimed Bernie Sanders “stood with the Minutemen vigilantes in their ridiculous, absurd efforts to quote, ‘hunt down immigrants.’” What is Mrs. Clinton quoting? Did the Minutemen ever shoot an illegal alien dead? “Hunt down immigrants” surely evokes the notion or murder. AP’…

AP's Initial Report and Subsequent 'Fact Check' on Obamacare Employmen

February 6th, 2014 5:21 PM
Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters made reference Tuesday to an Associated Press story headline ("Modest drop in full-time work seen from health law") indicating that the outfit I prefer to call the Administration's Press is furiously spinning in reaction to Tuesday's report from the Congressional Budget Office projecting that Obamacare will reduce full-time-equivalent employment from what it would…

AP's Woodward: Republicans 'Feigned Indignation' at Obamacare's Implos

December 24th, 2013 9:24 AM
In a Monday dispatch about Obamacare's really bad year and future prospects at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, reporter Calvin Woodward took as a given the left's assumption that Republicans and conservatives take pleasure in the suffering of real people as long as it furthers their political aims when he wrote that "Republicans, of course ... feigned indignation that…

WaPo's Kessler Gives Obama's 'You Can Keep Your Plan' Promise 'Four Pi

October 30th, 2013 3:39 PM
43 months after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, another national establishment press outlet has called President Barack Obama's serially made promise that "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health plan" a lie. Specifically, Washington Post designated fact-checker Glenn Kessler has given it "four Pinocchios," the lowest possible rating on his scale reserved for "…

AP Finally Fact-Checks 'Slippery Claims' on Obamacare, But Buries Obam

September 30th, 2013 10:09 PM
Calvin Woodward finally got around to "fact-checking" Obamacare's "slippery claims" this morning, 3-1/2 years after the Affordable Care Act became law and the day before open enrollment in its state insurance exchanges was to begin. Way to be there when it matters, Cal. Woodward's report (also saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) also mixed in budget showdown…

AP 'Fact Check' Tells Readers 'Obama's Syria Case Still Lacks Proof

September 11th, 2013 10:20 AM
For well over two weeks, the Obama administration has been urging military action against the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons. At the Associated Press, in a "Fact Check" item at its "Big Story" site, Calvin Woodward told readers that "President Barack Obama voiced his conviction Tuesday night that Syrian President Bashar Assad was to blame for deadly chemical attacks…

AP Calls Out Pols and Others For Using Gun Stat Which Has Never Been T

March 16th, 2013 10:04 AM
We should give credit to the Associated Press's Calvin Woodward, with help from AP Polling Director Jennifer Agiesta and writer Alan Fram, for calling out politicians and other gun-grabbers who have been abusing a two decades-old gun-related statistic and passing it off as if it's still factual. That's nice, but Woodward could have saved many words, mountains of paper, and tons of bandwidth…

Fact-Checking AP 'Fact Checker' Woodward: Bush Did Not 'Keep the Cost

February 15th, 2012 12:20 PM
On Monday, Calvin Woodward, with help from Martin Crutsinger and Pete Yost, produced a "Fact Check" on the budget proposal the White House released earlier that day. After properly criticizing the administration's plan to use "about $850 billion in savings from ending the wars and steers some $230 billion of that to highways" (and actually quoting someone knowledgeable, who pointed out that "…