AP, as Castro's Ashes Interred: A 'Near-Religious Farewell'
December 4th, 2016 11:15 PM
A funny thing happened on the way to delivering Fidel Castro's ashes to their final resting place. According to an Associated Press photo caption, soldiers had to "push the jeep and trailer carrying the ashes of the late Fidel Castro after the jeep briefly stopped working during Castro’s funeral procession near Moncada Fort in Santiago, Cuba."
FoxNews.com had a sense of the symbolism: "The…
AP Sanitizes Joseph Kennedy II's Quote on Chavez's Death, Avoids Notin
March 6th, 2013 11:25 AM
CNN, which if I recall correctly severed formal ties with the Associated Press some time ago, quoted former congressman Joseph Kennedy II's reaction to the death of Venezuela's authoritarian leader Hugo Chavez as follows: "President Chavez cared deeply about the poor of Venezuela and other nations around the world and their abject lack of even basic necessities, while some of the wealthiest…
AP Report on Student Loans Exaggerates Potential Scope of Just-Averted
June 30th, 2012 8:54 PM
From the headlines to the verbiage in many establishment press write-ups, it would be easy to believe that the just-resolved controversy over interest rates on student loans affects virtually everyone in college who has borrowed money and anyone who graduated (or didn't) who borrowed and is still owes Uncle Sam.
That isn't so. To cite just one example, readers of Christine Armario's Saturday…
AP Headline: Florida Infanticide Just a 'Badly Botched Abortion
February 5th, 2009 4:37 PM
Update (Feb. 9; 11:15 EST): Apparently the Buffalo News updated the story and the link I gave in my lede goes to a follow-up story. I wasn't able to find the exact article I was writing about, but here is a link to an updated story from Feb. 6 by Armario, entitled: "Botched abortion outrages pro-life, pro-choice factions." "Fla. doctor investigated in badly botched abortion," reads the headline…