Sad Day: AP Admits Manafort Trial to Focus on Lifestyle, Not Collusion
July 31st, 2018 1:49 AM
With the trial of Paul Manafort -- one of the campaign heads for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign -- set to begin Tuesday, several people in the "mainstream media" are hoping to learn some tiny but significant fact that could lead to the impeachment of the Republican occupant of the White House. Unfortunately for those in the press with dreams of taking down Trump, the…
AP, NBC Won't Admit That Fired McCabe Was Found to Have Lied
March 17th, 2018 9:58 PM
In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Friday firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, two Associated Press dispatches and an NBC news story wouldn't directly admit that his dismissal was largely based on a finding that he lied to internal investigators. Meanwhile, a pre-firing Wall Street Journal editorial had no problem using the word.
After Memo's Release, AP, Others Push 'Free Beacon Funded Steele' Lie
February 3rd, 2018 8:22 PM
Shortly after the Nunes memo's Friday release, five reporters — three at the Associated Press and one each at MSNBC and CNN, pushed the long-discredited claim that, in the AP's words, "(Christopher) Steele’s opposition research effort was initially funded by the conservative Washington Free Beacon."
Ex-FBI Asst. Director on Fox Biz: Strzok 'Belongs in Leavenworth'
December 15th, 2017 1:44 PM
As of Wednesday evening, as Nicholas Fondacaro at NewsBusters observed, the Big Three broadcasting networks were not reporting the content of the most damning text messages exchanged between now-former Robert Mueller investigative team members Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. Meanwhile, coverage seen Wednesday evening at the Associated Press predictably treated the matter as a Republicans…
AP Avoids ID'ing Hodgkinson's 'Piece of Paper' as List of Republicans
June 19th, 2017 11:39 AM
Saturday evening, Eric Tucker and Erica Werner at the Associated Press were clearly determined to tell readers as little as they possibly could about the list of GOP lawmakers' names found on James Hodgkinson after he was killed trying to assassinate several congressmen and others present at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday. In doing so, the AP pair failed to disclose…
AP Fact Check on Travel Ban-Halting Judge Is Incomplete, Watered-Down
February 7th, 2017 11:53 PM
Given its usual tendencies, I suppose we should be grateful that the Associated Press deigned to fact-check federal judge James Robart at all. The AP's Eric Tucker reported on Monday that the Western Washington District Court judge's claim — that no arrests of foreign nationals have occurred since 9/11 from the seven countries which had been subject to President Trump's…
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.
Preelection FBI Study Team Admits Media Distorted It — 6 Months Later
June 13th, 2015 1:18 PM
In late September 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released "A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States, 2000-2013."
To say the least, the report's issuance, timed six weeks before the midterm elections, and its topic ("a specific type of shooting situation law enforcement and the public may face") were curious. Given the press's inclination to…
As Hundreds of Thousands March For Life, Salon's Williams Asks: 'So Wh
January 27th, 2013 12:29 AM
In a Wednesday Salon column which should be saved onto the hard drives of everyone in the pro-life movement as a reminder of the fundamental evil of their opposition, Mary Elizabeth Williams stated why, to her, it doesn't matter that abortion involves the taking of a human life: "I believe that life starts at conception. And it's never stopped me from being pro-choice."
Prince George's Co. Executive Johnson Sentenced to 7 Years; Dem Party
December 7th, 2011 12:32 AM
Former Prince George's County, Maryland Executive Jack Johnson was sentenced today to over seven years in prison for, according to Eric Tucker at the Associated Press, "extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes during a tenure that prosecutors say was rife with greed, corruption and an unchecked pay-to-play culture." Tucker failed to identify Johnson as a Democrat.…
AP's Academic 'Expert' Excusing Flash Mob Crime Is An Undisclosed New
August 10th, 2011 12:27 AM
NOTE: This post replicates one which originally appeared on August 10 but was inadvertently deleted due to system complications two days later.
For some reason, Associated Press reporters Eric Tucker and Thomas Watkins, in a story about the wave of flash mob crime in the U.S. this summer, felt compelled to find an "expert" who would express some sympathy for its participants.