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 'Fact Check' Mangles What Trump Tweeted on Tilted Mueller Probe

May 21st, 2018 8:57 AM
The hypersensitivity of the "independent fact checkers" toward special counsel Robert Mueller was demonstrated again by a Hope Yen AP "Fact Check" on Sunday. She claimed it doesn't "hold up to reality" that Mueller's legal team is "hopelessly biased" and dominated by Democrats and over-claimed that Trump tweeted he was "cleared" of…

Trump-Obsessed AP Issues Bogus 'Fact Checks' on McCabe Tweets

March 21st, 2018 11:46 AM
The Associated Press continues publishing "Fact Checks," which really are outlets for its unhinged, Donald Trump-obsessed reporters to vent against the President even more than they already do in their alleged hard-news stories. One of AP's more recent efforts went after Trump's Saturday tweets following Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's firing.

AP's Report Bemoaning Income Inequality Says You're 'Rich' If You've E

December 10th, 2013 2:14 PM
Monday evening at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, Hope Yen, with the help of lead AP pollster Jennifer Agiesta and three other reporters, tagged 20 percent of Americans as "rich." To do so, she reinvented what it is to be "rich" or "affluent." It apparently has nothing to do with how it is normally defined, i.e., based on current…

Breathless AP 'Exclusive': '4 in 5 in U.S. Face Near-Poverty, No Work

July 28th, 2013 3:27 PM
If you've been wondering where the Associated Press's 2013 entry into the "Worst AP Report Ever" contest has been hiding, have no fear. It's here. Oh, it's not as bad as the current worst-ever leader, the laughably execrable "Everything seemingly is spinning out of control" in June 2008. Nevertheless, it's a "strong" entry -- as in almost…

Comedy at AP: Economist Says Unchanged 29-Year High in Poverty Rate Sh

September 12th, 2012 10:22 PM
In her writeup covering the Census Bureau's latest release of income and poverty data, Hope Yen at the Associated Press quoted University of Michigan economist Sheldon Danziger, who specializes in "Applied Policy, Labor Markets, Poverty and Social Welfare," describing the news that the official poverty rate was statistically unchanged, moving from 15.1% of all Americans to 15.0%,…

Why Did AP Do a 1,500-Word Expected Poverty Rate Writeup Months Before

July 22nd, 2012 10:31 AM
In September 2010, the Associated Press prepared an advance report on the expected surge in the Census Bureau's official poverty rate, which rose from 13.2% to a 15-year high of 14.3%. Their stated preoccupation was not with the associated pain, but with "the unfortunate timing for Obama and his party just seven weeks before important elections when Congress is at stake."…

Amazing: AP Writers Obsess Over Negative Electoral Impact Of Upcoming

September 12th, 2010 12:29 AM
It seems reasonable from their coverage in anticipation of the Census Bureua's release of income and poverty statistics this week that Hope Yen and Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press have a roof over their heads and aren't particularly worried about where their next meal is coming from. If so, good for them; may those circumstances continue. What's remarkable, though, is how a government report…

AP Misses Likely Reason Why Pew Poll Shows 'Millennials' Abandoning th

February 25th, 2010 3:28 PM
Earlier this afternoon, NB's Tim Graham noted how NPR's Robert Siegel and Pew Research pollster Andrew Kohut spoke approvingly of "Millennials" as being "less 'militaristic' and less religious" than their elders.At end of his post, Graham noted that Siegel and Kohut "somehow" forgot to discuss the key political finding in the poll, namely that the demographic's 32-…

AP Report On Census Bureau's Firing of ACORN Ignores Second O'Keefe Vi

September 12th, 2009 11:39 AM
Early this morning (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I posted on the Associated Press's treatment of the firing of two employees at ACORN's Baltimore office. These employees were successfully stung by undercover filmmaker James O'Keefe, who posed as a pimp (one who said he has plans to use the money from his "enterprise" to run for Congress), and Hannah Giles, who posed as a prostitute.…