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AP's Lee Fails to Cite Kerry's Plea For Less Media Terrorism Coverage

August 31st, 2016 2:06 PM
In Bangladesh on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry had a concern about media coverage of terrorism he felt he needed to communicate, namely that "the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much." That would be a great thing, apparently, because then "People wouldn’t know what’s going on." You can't make this stuff up. The…

Official AP Tweet: Despite Gaza 'Horror,' U.S. Lawmakers 'Fall Over Ea

July 29th, 2014 12:30 PM
UPDATE, 11 p.m.: See this new post: "Unreal: Language in Offensive AP Tweet on Israel-Gaza-Congress Led Its Actual Story Early Tuesday" It would appear that the Associated Press is branching out into new avenues of bias and submission. Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, its journalists have worked feverishly to earn the wire service its U.S.-based nickname…

AP's Matt Lee 'Jokes' in a Tweet That U.S. Strategy Is to 'P*ss Off Ev

July 28th, 2014 5:04 PM
Of all the Associated Press reporters out there, Matt Lee, whose beat is the State Department, appears to have the least patience with the pablum (and worse) he is expected to swallow from the Obama administration. In September of last year, as the situation in Syria escalated, Obama administration Secretary of State John Kerry proposed a non-mandatory request for a Congressional vote on U.S…

AP Plays Defense For Obama Admin 'Fuming' Over Israeli Anger at Kerry

July 28th, 2014 4:01 PM
The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, wants Americans to know that the Obama adminisration is really, really upset — but not at Hamas for committing terrorist acts, using women and children as human shields, and digging tunnels for the purpose of mass-murdering civilians on Rosh Hashanah. No-no-no. Team Obama is "fuming" (i.e., their poor little feeeeewings…

AP's Matt Lee Shows Some Spine Challenging WH on Syria

September 6th, 2013 11:20 AM
Associated Press reporter Matt Lee has been on the State Department beat for almost four years. At times, he has been one of a very few establishment press reporters who will challenge Obama administration officials when their assertions become too brazen to tolerate. One of those times (HT Business Insider via Hot Air) occurred yesterday, when hapless State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki…

AP Writers Criticize Foreign Oil Spill Aid Offers Because (Gasp!) They

June 20th, 2010 11:28 PM
A Friday report by reporters Matthew Lee and Eileen Sullivan indicates that there is a serious shortage of critical thinking skills over at the Associated Press, or a serious desire to run interference for the Obama administration no matter how ignorant doing so makes the wire service's reporters appear.Lee and Sullivan try to excuse the State Department's inaction on the vast majority of roughly…