No AP Attention to False Claim of Left 'Think Tank' About Amy Barrett

July 7th, 2018 5:30 PM
In mid-May, the Associated Press's Ken Thomas devoted over 800 words to the Center for American Progress's "Ideas Conference." Given that level of recognition, one might think that the AP and Thomas might have covered a blatantly false tweet the think tank published Monday about potential Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by now. Nope.

AP Resists, Tries to Distort Good News in Trump-Saudi Oil Discussion

July 2nd, 2018 10:28 AM
On Saturday afternoon, Ken Thomas and Jon Gambrell at the Associated Press demonstrated the wire service's chronic resistance to recognizing genuinely good news during the Trump era. The pair pretended in their story about Donald Trump's Saturday conversation with Saudi King Salman that the President could only "claim" that Saudi Arabia has agreed to significantly boost its oil…
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WH Press Corps, Sanders Clash Over John Kelly, Obsessive Coverage

October 20th, 2017 4:05 PM
Friday’s White House press briefing devolved into a tense sparring session as liberal journalists circled the wagons around Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (Fla.) against criticism from Chief of Staff John Kelly while Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed the media’s obsessive coverage of the Gold Star family story. The question from AP correspondent Ken Thomas…

AP Treats Clinton-Russia Uranium Scandal As Merely a 2010 'Reprise'

October 19th, 2017 9:46 PM
Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sharply criticized the establishment press for ignoring damning new information about how Russia, according to a blockbuster report at The Hill, gained "control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply."  2-1/2 days later, the Associated Press has finally reacted — by treating the report as…

AP's 'Clarification' Fails to Clean Up '17 Agencies' Russia Fiction

July 1st, 2017 11:59 PM
If there's ever a "most pathetic correction ever" contest, the one posted by the Associated Press late Friday afternoon, conveniently ahead of what for many Americans will be a very long holiday weekend, has to be a serious contender. The wire service won't even acknowledge that it's a correction at its APnews.com site, instead calling it a "clarification." No one…

AP Melts Down Over Losing First-Question WH Presser Privilege

January 26th, 2017 1:26 AM
In a late Wednesday afternoon NewsBusters post, I commented on the extraordinary hostility reporters at the Associated Press exhibited towards Donald Trump and his administration during their first two full business days in power. In that post, I wondered if they might be carrying a childish grudge over not being able to ask the first question at Press Secretary Sean Spicer's…

AP: DNC Now 'Positive,' Ignores Bernie Fans' 'Lock Her Up!' Chants

July 25th, 2016 11:38 PM
Though they haven't yet completed covering things up, Hillary Clinton's journalistic defense team at the Associated Press has swung into gear at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The headline at the wire service's 10:00 p.m. Monday evening story by reporters Julie Pace and Ken Thomas — "AFTER DISPUTES, DEM STARS TURN THEIR CONVENTION POSITIVE"…

AP Avoids Reporting Obama's Callous 'We Have Contained ISIS' Statement

November 15th, 2015 11:44 AM
As of early this morning, Matt Drudge was carrying a link to a story headlining how President Obama is "under fire for saying ISIS 'contained' just hours before Paris attack." Well, Obama is under some fire, but Drudge's link is to coverage at the UK Daily Mail. That's unfortunately unsurprising, because there is little to no mention of Obama's naive, …

Press Defines 'Joke' As Anything That Insults, Threatens a Republican

November 11th, 2015 11:39 PM
Just as a reality check, I asked a friend today what his reaction would be if I said with a sincere-sounding voice that he makes me want to strangle him. He said, "Almost sounds like a threat." I said, "No, it was supposed to be a joke." He said, "No it's not." I also asked another person what her reaction would be if I earnestly called her "demented.…

NPR: Hillary Timed Keystone Announcement to Pope's Visit

September 23rd, 2015 10:46 PM
It would appear that Hillary Clinton's act is wearing thin even among the people at that liberal bastion known as NPR. Tuesday afternoon, the headline at an NPR story about Mrs. Clinton's sudden decision to publicly announce her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline project indicated that her announcement was deliberately timed to coincide with Pope Francis's visit to the United…

Columbus Dispatch Fails to Note Largely Empty Room at Hillary Speech

September 11th, 2015 1:37 AM
Though it's not exactly a secret that supporting John Kasich is hardly an indicator of genuine conservatism, Buckeye State liberals frequently whine that the Columbus Dispatch is a right-wing rag which gets behind Ohio's Republican Governor at every turn. If the Dispatch is so instinctively conservative, how does one explain reporter Darrel Rowland's apparent original…

At AP, Little Coverage of Dem Candidates' Complaints About Economy

September 8th, 2015 3:21 PM
Democrats' current and potential candidates for their party's 2016 presidential nomination continue to complain about various aspects of the economy. They continue to make no connection between their complaints and the fact that Democrat Barack Obama has been in the White House for over six years. Obama has for the most part operated either under the conditions created by the 2009-…

AP Report on Hillary's Emails Ignores Judge's Order, Reuters Bombshell

August 21st, 2015 4:16 PM
The time stamp on an Associated Press report on Hillary Clinton's email "worries" ("CLINTON FACING FRESH WORRIES IN CONGRESS OVER EMAILS") by Ken Thomas and Julie Bykowicz this morning is 11:21 a.m. Eastern Time. Despite that time stamp, the report fails to mention a bombshell report from Reuters ("Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S.…

Word Non-Association at AP: 'Hillary' and 'Crime'

August 15th, 2015 10:49 AM
All you need to know about the Associated Press's interest in accurately reporting current developments in the investigations into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server is this: A search at its national site on "Hillary crime" (not in quotes) returns nothing. Ken Thomas's coverage of the former Secretary of State's "forceful…