AP Reports 'Democratic Socialism Surging' in 'Age of Trump'

July 22nd, 2018 7:30 AM
The Associated Press on Saturday reported a story headlined "Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump."  Reporter Steve Peoples began with Zak Ringelstein, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Maine against Sen. Angus King, a CNN favorite and an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

Despite Developments, AP, NY Times Have Ignored Fusion GPS For 4 Weeks

November 30th, 2017 8:57 PM
The truth about Fusion GPS's involvement with creating, promoting, and disseminating the infamous Trump-Russia dossier has slowly emerged during the past four weeks. Yet, based on site searches, the Associated Press and New York Times have not published a single substantive, genuinely related in-house story in over four weeks.

AP's Steve Peoples Promotes Meetup.com's Move Into Trump 'Resistance'

March 20th, 2017 11:33 AM
In early February, Meetup.com, a site which until late January was all about "bring(ing) people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life" by helping people subscribe to common interest groups and organize meetings, joined "the resistance." On Sunday, Steve Peoples at the Associated Press spent 14 paragraphs treating the moves as a brand-new…

AP: Trump Is a Down-Ticket Problem — But Hillary's Dishonesty Isn't?

August 16th, 2016 11:48 AM
One of the press's favorite current themes is how Donald Trump's presence at the top of the Republican general-election ticket in the fall has the potential to hurt Republican candidates in Senate and congressional races. That may well be, but the Democrats appear to have a more serious and far more intractable problem which those in the establishment press, including Steve Peoples…

Pictures Tell the Story: NBC Overhyped Anti-Trump Protest Numbers

September 16th, 2015 10:09 AM
The number of protesters present at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech yesterday on board the USS Iowa is in dispute. Those who are claiming that there were "hundreds" of protesters are, from all appearances, greatly exaggerating their numbers. The Associated Press has been known in the past to overestimate leftist protesters' turnout at such events. AP reporter…

Irony in Yesterday's AP Headlines, Later Altered, on Obama's Unilatera

February 19th, 2014 4:22 PM
The Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, had an interesting pair of headlines near the top of its raw feed yesterday. The first headline used the typical "Republicans attack" approach any time President Obama does something objectionable, which has been quite often. The headline was "Issa Rails Against Obama's 'Imperial Presidency.'" Of course…

In Rare Recognition, AP's Peoples Chronicles Dissatisfaction With Obam

January 30th, 2014 1:43 PM
At the Associated Press, labeling conservative politicians as "far-right" comes pretty easily. "Far-left"? Not so much. That there was even one item in the "far-left" search just noted is unusual. It's even more remarkable that the underlying report was written by Steve Peoples, a far-lefty disguised as a reporter if there ever was one. Excerpts from his…

OMG: God, Jerusalem Back in Dem Platform Despite Virtual Press Blackou

September 5th, 2012 10:21 PM
  Well, it looks like we have a bit of evidence that, contrary to an assertion by a pair of Politico reporters, it's not the media elites who can "powerfully shape" the narrative coming out of party conventions (the issue in question there was how Mitt Romney's nomination acceptance speech would be spun). After all, as Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters noted earlier today…

Journolist Redux? AP's Peoples and Politico's Summers Write Oddly Simi

August 16th, 2012 11:51 AM
Earlier today (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted how the Associated Press's Steve Peoples and Politico's Juana Summers could only find hundreds of people attending GOP vice-presidential pick Paul Ryan's Wednesday appearance at Oxford, Ohio's Miami University. Perhaps even more troubling is how they somehow chose an odd angle for their coverage, namely that Ryan has…

AP, Politico Claim Ryan Rally Attended by 'Hundreds,' Local Reports Sa

August 16th, 2012 11:12 AM
UPDATE: In its video report, but not in its accompanying text, Cincinnati Local 12 News reported that the crowd was over 6,000, and that "a whole line of people were turned away, because there wasn't enough room." It would appear that Politico's Juana Summers and the Associated Press's Steve Peoples have an unusual and nearly identical problem with math. Yesterday, they…

AP's Peoples Tells Readers What Obama 'Intended' in 'You Didn't Build

July 19th, 2012 1:46 AM
On July 13, President Barack Obama told a campaign audience in Roanoke that "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." As Geoffrey Dickens at NewsBusters pointed out on Wednesday, it wasn't until July 17 that any of the Big Three broadcast TV news networks recognized the existence of the remark -- and two of them failed to run…

AP Uses a Year's Supply of 'Liberal' and 'Progressive' References in O

June 7th, 2012 7:48 PM
Now we know where all those "liberal" references which should be attached to leftist Democratic politicians but seldom are went. Steve Peoples at the Associated Press used them all up in his Thursday coverage of the "Netroots Nation" gathering in Providence, Rhode Island. Occurrences and variants on the word "liberal" appear ten times in Peoples' coverage,…

AP's Steve Peoples Hits Romney for Daring to Question Economy's Health

January 9th, 2012 12:37 PM
In an early-Sunday version of an Associated Press report which has since been revised to exclude the paragraph I'm about to cite, the wire service's Steve Peoples (authorship shown here) apparently had a hard time understanding how Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could possibly have criticized President Barack Obama's economic stewardship in Saturday's New…

AP's Partying Peoples and Blathering Blood Celebrate Tea Party Negativ

September 7th, 2011 2:42 PM
On September 4, Associated Press reporters Steve Peoples and Michael R. Blood celebrated the negatives towards the Tea Party found in a typically sample-skewed AP-GfK poll taken in mid-August. "Somehow," they failed to report on the president's growing negatives found in a separate AP-GfK poll report with the same respondents. Based on what I saw in AP-GfK's May effort,…