AP Predictably Botches Reporting on Immigration-DACA 'Negotiating'

January 14th, 2018 1:14 PM
One reason a coherent debate about immigration is almost impossible in this country is that the press fails to honestly and accurately report even the most basic facts. A Saturday Associated Press report on the topic by Nicholas Riccardi exemplifies this consistent failure.

AP Reporters Use Misleading Stats to Throw Cold Water on New Tax Law

December 24th, 2017 1:05 PM
On Sunday morning, Thomas Beaumont and Nicholas Riccardi at the Associated Press did all they could to convince readers that the tax bill just passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump isn't seen as a big deal and has no genuine enthusiastic support (even though they found some) among those who voted for him in 2016. They predictably claimed that the law bestows "its richest benefits on…

AP, After Another Dem Loses: Montana Race 'Not So Much' a 'Trump Test'

May 26th, 2017 11:16 AM
Longtime media bias observers know that if a Democrat wins a single special election race for national office during a Republican presidential administration, the press will say it's evidence that the nation's voters have changed their minds about which party should occupy the White House. If the Democrat loses ... well, in the pre-Internet era, the national press would pretend that the race…

AP's Riccardi Distorts, Misrepresents Impacts of Jeb Bush's Tax Plan

September 17th, 2015 2:21 PM
Either Nicholas Riccardi at the Associated Press is woefully ignorant, or he set out to deliberately mislead readers about the impact of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's tax plan. I'll report the details; readers here can decide for themselves. Riccardi's "analysis," contained in his Sunday morning writeup covering the tax proposals of Bush, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, contained the…

Will AP, Which Covered Group Protesting 'Higher' Deportations, Note CI

March 31st, 2014 11:05 PM
Two weeks ago, Nicholas Riccardi at the Associated Press basically gave an open mic to immigration amnesty groups who pretend to believe that the Obama administration has been deporting more immigrants who are here illegally per year than previous administrations did. Some of the groups involved are moving to disruptive tactics which look more like attempts at mob rule than those employed in a…

L.A.Times Writer Pits 'Religious' Demonstrators Against 'Hard-line' Im

July 29th, 2010 12:29 PM
In nine short paragraphs, Los Angeles Times staffer Nicholas Riccardi offered readers a slanted look at how "Immigration demonstrations kick[ed] off in Arizona" yesterday, when the state's new anti-illegal immigration law went into effect [except for the portions ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge]. Reporting from Phoenix, Riccardi jumped straight away into loaded language (emphasis mine):…

Pleasant Surprise: LAT Article On Life/Abortion Issue Actually Decent

November 26th, 2007 12:11 AM
The first thing that goes through my mind every time I lay eyes on an article on abortion in the Los Angeles Times is, "Oh, no." As we've relayed several times before, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, the Times's reporting on abortion and life issues can be problematic, to say the least.So imagine my pleasant surprise after reading Friday's front-page piece by Times…