NPR, AP Torture Language to Avoid Offending Transgender Activists
April 22nd, 2023 10:05 PM
A flurry of legislative action on transgender issues has sparked more painfully evasive language from the media over what used to be easy-to-state basic biological categories, like “male” and “female.” Check out the painfully awkward lead to Kevin Freking’s Associated Press story Thursday: "Transgender athletes whose biological sex assigned at birth was male would be barred from competing on…
YIKES: Reporters Lob Questions Attacking Hope, Closing Grocery Stores
April 6th, 2020 12:41 AM
True to form in Sunday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing, multiple White House reporters made complete fools of themselves, firing off snarky questions to President Trump taking issue with him showing hope amid this pandemic, the idea of anyone using hydroxychloroquine, and even wondering whether even grocery stories should be closed indefinitely.
Press Found UAC Trafficking in Jan. 2016, Did No White House Follow-up
June 19th, 2018 10:31 PM
The press has gone into hyperbolic overdrive criticizing the Trump administration for separating families caught illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. They clearly want the public, against all evidence, to believe that questionable processing of illegal-immigrant children and their families only began after Donald Trump took office last year. But in January 2016, the Associated Press, the…
AP Wrongly Claims There Was No Boycott of Bush 43 Inauguration
January 17th, 2017 11:29 AM
On January 13, Kevin Freking at the Associated Press reported that Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) would be "joining several other Democrats who have decided to boycott" the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. It further reported that Lewis "said it will be the first inauguration he has missed in three decades as Democrats and Republicans took the oath of office." The fact is that John…
Obama Again Breaks 2008 'Signing Statement' Promise; Press Yawns
February 27th, 2016 11:29 PM
In August 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged, as paraphrased in a New York Times story, "not to use signing statements to undermine legislation passed by Congress," and "called Mr. Bush’s frequent use of such statements an abuse of his power."
On Wednesday, Obama issued another signing statement — there have now been over 30 during his presidential tenure — to put a thumb in…
AP Drags Bush 43 Into Coverage of IG's Report on Solyndra
August 26th, 2015 5:39 PM
Almost four years ago, solar energy manufacturer Solyndra filed for bankruptcy, leaving the federal government with a loan guarantee-related loss of up to $535 million.
The Energy Department's inspector general released a report on the debacle today. At the Associated Press, reporter Kevin Freking made sure readers knew that the loan guarantee program began under President George W. Bush, but…
News That's Ignored or Buried: 'ACORN Should Return Federal Aid, Audit
November 10th, 2010 12:43 PM
Leftist community organizing group ACORN "should pay back $3.2 million in federal funding, mostly because it hasn't shown that its lead-removal work was performed at a reasonable cost," the Associated Press's Kevin Freking reported today. "The auditors also said that some of the grant money was spent inappropriately."
"Congress has cut off ACORN's federal funding after allegations of voter…